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Secos supports Australian countrywide ban on ‘single-use’ bags

Bioplastics developer Secos Group and its wholly owned subsidiary Cardia Bioplastics have welcomed recent moves by Australian industry and legislators toward a countrywide ban...

Campaign group petitions supermarket CEOs for Plastic Free Aisle

The founder of campaign group A Plastic Planet has responded to claims by industry trade association British Plastics Federation (BPF) that a Plastic Free...

Waste wars: Revenge of the pith

Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is funding a project that aims to produce biopolyesters by using fermentation from wastes of...

Project seeks to increase bio-based plastics use in food packaging

A research project at the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands aims to increase the use of bio-based plastics in injection moulded food packaging. The...

European Bioplastics elects new board

Trade association European Bioplastics elected a new board on 21 June 2017 to serve a two-year term. Its General Assembly re-elected François de Bie...

Novamont makes bioplastics promise at G7

Novamont has decided to introduce a 40 per cent minimum threshold for bio-based content in all of its MATER-BI bioplastics, which it says will...

PEF venture granted €25m by EU

The European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI), which is made up of representatives from the European Union and the bio-based industry, has granted...

Novamont helps Giro d’Italia to go green

Bioplastics firm Novamont is providing material for the Giro d’Italia cycling race in order to aid its environmental impact. The ‘RIDE GREEN’ project will lead...

VTT targets food waste reduction with bio-based pouch

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed what it claims is a technically advanced light-weight 100 per cent bio-based stand-up pouch. Through the...

Environment emphasis in Nestlé commitments

Three long-term ambitions form part of Nestlé's 2020 commitments as the company shows its support for the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The objectives...

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