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Bio Market Insights
Apr 01, 2020

Novamont unveils new Mater-Bi grade for extrusion coating

Bioplastic manufacturer Novamont has launched a new grade of its bio-based plastic product called Mater-Bi for extrusion coating and extrusion lamination on paper, board and other substrates.
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Bangkok Post
Apr 01, 2020

Thailand Board of Investment points out the high potential for Thai...

Thailand is attracting billions of baht of investments in bioplastics from global and local players seizing the opportunities the country offers as a production hub for bio-based industries due to its abundant raw materials, existing value chain and supportive government policies, the Thailand Board of Investment said.
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Apr 01, 2020

Vericool raises $19.1 million for its plant-based packaging replace...

Its technology uses 100% recycled paper fibers and other plant-based materials, according to the company, and are curbside recyclable and compostable.
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NS Packaging
Apr 01, 2020

Which companies make up the NextWave Plastics consortium?

The scheme was started by US tech firm Dell and non-profit organisation the Lonely Whale Foundation in 2017
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Business Chief Middle East
Mar 31, 2020

10 sustainable startups in the Middle East and Africa

Established in 2014, Avani Middle East strives to make a sustainable difference by utilising technological solutions to combat the global epidemic of plastic pollution. Avani develops a bioplastic made from cassava starch as well as a range of sustainable food packaging and hospitality products from renewable resources.
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Industry Europe
Mar 31, 2020

9 brands that are getting sustainable packaging right

Brands are waking up to the fact that they need to look at innovative ways to reduce their impact on the environment. Those that produce products for outdoor activities or sports have even more reason to support the trend. Their future rests in an environmentally sound world. However, all companies can take inspiration from their eco-friendly mo...
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Labels and Labeling
Mar 31, 2020

Bobst reaffirms its commitment to sustainability

Bobst has become a member of CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging), the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies and associations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging.
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Evening Standard
Mar 31, 2020

Bolt Threads: the silicon valley start-up making sustainable fabric...

Silk from spiders and leather from mushrooms... Chloe Street speaks to Bolt Threads CEO Dan Widmaier about the innovative materials set to change fashion for the better, forever
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Bio Market Insights
Mar 31, 2020

Compostable packaging developed to detect 'off food'

US start-up Primitives Biodesign has said it has developed a compostable bioplastic product that can respond to the environment and detect safety issues.
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Mar 31, 2020

Conagen receives a strategic investment from Sumitomo Chemical

Research and development to support the design of clean green chemicals.
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PR Newswire
Mar 31, 2020

Eco-products unveils meat and produce trays as compostable option f...

Eco-Products’ new meat and produce trays have been produced by using sugarcane
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Mar 31, 2020

French Circular Economy Law brings substantial changes

On 10 February 2020, the French law on fighting waste and the circular economy was enacted after months of discussions between the National Assembly and the Senate. The law contributes to the framework set out by the 2004 French Environmental Charter, and transposes provisions of several related EU regulations.
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Mar 31, 2020

How Singapore's leading F&B players are aiming for a zero carbon fo...

The F&B Sustainability Council is the first of its kind in Singapore; the council held its first roundtable meeting, where local F&B players came together to discuss green solutions for greater sustainability
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Home Textiles Today
Mar 31, 2020

Lenzing's sustainability report emphasizes plans to deal with globa...

Company reiterates commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing transparency, achieving a circular economy
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Mar 31, 2020


Poly(ethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF) has a barrier that is reported to be up to 19x better on CO2 /1/ and up to 10x better on O2 /2/ than that of PET. Therefore, PEF can applied as an alternative for incumbent barrier solutions. Besides the fact PEF is from renewable feedstock, PEF has favorable properties for recycling.
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The Korea Bizwire
Mar 31, 2020

Plastic bottles recycled into shoes and clothes

Lotte Chemical Corp. held a signing ceremony for “Project Loop” with seven companies in Seoul Monday to establish a plastic recycling economy by improving the culture of collecting waste plastics and recycling.
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Mar 31, 2020

Plastic Wars: Three Takeaways From The Fight Over The Future Of Pla...

For decades, Americans have been sorting their trash believing that most plastic could be recycled. But the truth is the vast majority of all plastic ...
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Innovations Report
Mar 31, 2020

Reduced off-odor of plastic recyclates via separate collection of p...

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV has analyzed the sensory properties of post-consumer shopping bags made of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and originating from different collection systems. More than 60 odorous substances were identified using combined chemo-analytical methods. The information gained provides a...
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Packaging News
Mar 31, 2020

smol launches plastic free child-safe laundry capsule pack

High performance laundry brand, smol, has launched what it believes to be the world’s first plastic free, child-safe pack for its eco-friendly laundry capsules and dishwasher tablets.
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Plastics Today
Mar 31, 2020

Top 5 reads in plastics packaging Q1 2020

Once an admirable goal for plastic packaging and single-use plastic products, recycling of late has been called “garbage” (New York Times Magazine), “greenwashing” (Greenbiz) and "The Great Recycling Con" (New York Times). In the latter article, authors Tala Schlossebers and Nayeema Raza call recycling “propaganda” because the industry “wants to...
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Mar 31, 2020

When does recycling your plastic make sense? The answer isn't so si...

Recycling plastic conserves the fossil fuel — natural gas or oil — used to manufacture it. But plastics are usually “downcycled” into lower-quality and lower-value products, such as carpet fiber or car parts. And while it’s true that virtually any plastic can technically be recycled, that doesn’t mean it actually will be.
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South China Morning Post
Mar 31, 2020

Why Hong Kong's food industry is reducing waste and serving more ve...

Chef Shane Osborn is driving Hong Kong’s arm of Food Made Good with the aim of making the food industry more sustainable – with results that include reducing the amount of plastic used, to increasing the variety of vegan options available in the city
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Recycling Today
Mar 30, 2020

APR, NERC launch Government Recycling Demand Champions Program

APR’s campaign to increase demand for PCR expands to the public sector.
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Green Queen Media
Mar 30, 2020

Are plastic-free food deliveries a solution to our wasteful conveni...

WWF Hong Kong recently launched the Plastic ACTion Initiative (PACT), an industry-wide pledge to crack down on unsustainable packaging by 2025, which was signed by Deliveroo and Foodpanda, the city’s leading food delivery companies. PACT commits both companies to set up measurable actions to eliminate plastic tableware, and to develop a circular...
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Packaging Gateway
Mar 30, 2020

Byzen Digital signs letter of intent to merge with Clean-Seas

It collaborates with plastic recycling technology providers using experience in the renewable energy sector to set up waste to energy facilities.
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Packaging World
Mar 30, 2020

Compostable steam bags

UK-based Planit Products, owner of the Toasta bags brand, has added renewable and compostable film to its portfolio for its new microwavable steam bags, sold in retail outlets in the UK.
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Mar 30, 2020

Florida researchers develop new method to track ocean trash

The researchers’ mathematical models aim to predict how wind, current and buoyancy help determine the speed and direction of ocean trash.
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Mar 30, 2020

Nohbo raises $3M seed funding to eliminate plastic bottles in perso...

Benjamin Stern was only 16 years old when he secured an investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on Shark Tank for his sustainable beauty and personal care technology company Nohbo. Benjamin started his entrepreneurship journey all the way back in middle school, at the time when most kids of his age were busy playing video games.
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Mar 30, 2020

Not just biofuels: Algae's next wave

Applications in packaging and other products are beginning to gain momentum.
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Mar 30, 2020

RCA students develop SaltyCo sustainable fabrics using freshwater-f...

Students from the Royal College of Art have made fabrics from plants grown in seawater, providing a potential solution for the currently freshwater-intensive fashion and textile industries.

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