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Single-use plastics ban not realistic, claims European Bioplastics

The reduction of single-use plastics needs to tie in with circular economy consumption realities in Europe, says European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to today’s...

Novamont boosts bioplastics capacity

Italy’s Novamont has increased production at its Mater-Biopolymer plant south of Rome by 25 per cent in order to manufacture more Origo-Bi biopolyesters and...

Battle brews in high stakes coffee capsule market

Almost a quarter of all single-serve coffee capsules worldwide are now produced by companies outside of the major supplier base as ‘compatible’ capsules have...

Secos to relocate plastics film production to Malaysia

A week after it said it was reviewing its Stellar Films Australia subsidiary, bioplastics manufacturer Secos Group has confirmed that it plans to relocate...

Alpla grounds waste with compostable coffee capsule

A biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost has been developed by Austrian converter Alpla in cooperation with materials...

Avantium and BASF in dispute over Synvina

A disagreement over the timing of investment in a commercial-scale plant for furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) has led to a potentially damaging dispute between Avantium...

Secos pursues strategic review of Stellar Films subsidiary

Bioplastics manufacturer Secos Group is reviewing its Stellar Films Australia subsidiary amid underwhelming results. The business makes films and laminates for various markets. Secos was...

Compostable snack pack bags an award for PepsiCo and Danimer

The Plastics Industry Association's (Plastics) Bioplastics Division has named PepsiCo and Danimer Scientific as joint winners of the 2018 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. The accolade...

Dutch supermarket launches bio-based milk container

Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn has launched what is claimed to be the first bio-based milk container in Europe, which is recyclable with conventional polyethylene. Made...

PepsiCo signs up for NaturALL Bottle Alliance

Beverage giant PepsiCo has joined the NaturALL Bottle Alliance, a research consortium started by Danone, Nestlé Waters and Origin Materials to develop packaging made...

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