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AIMPLAS will test vehicle plastics for VOC's after approval of its testing facilities. more

Aug 7, 2017 12:32 PM materials

'Why don't we make all our plastics from hemp' and other silly arguments

EPPM Editor Rose Brooke applauds Engineer Miranda Marcus on her piece for the UK Huffington Post defending plastics at a time when it is fashionable to attack them and revisits some of her favourite anti-plastics debates. more

Jul 14, 2017 1:43 PM editor's blog 2 Comments

Bio-Fed will showcase its portfolio of films to correspond to new environmental law in France, at Interpack 2017. more

Mar 15, 2017 2:24 PM materials

Perstorp

Shutterstock

Perstorp is leading by example and stepping up to the responsibilities everybody from materials developer to consumer needs to accept in order to preserve the environment. more

Dec 7, 2016 3:06 PM materials

Stanford University and IBM chemists have developed a new super catalyst for making PLA biodegradable plastics. more

Aug 5, 2016 10:31 AM materials

Some sensible words about the plastic bag levy

'Meltdown', 'a tangle of red tape' and 'crisis' - just some of the words the British media has used to describe the plastic bag levy imposed on English shoppers today. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke pours cold water on the panic. more

Oct 5, 2015 5:02 PM editor's blog

Food packaging is in need of an environmental makeover as the industry tackles the thorny issues of litter and landfill - and one product design business has been working hard to innovate how we unwrap our food. more

Mar 19, 2015 1:50 PM materials

An island of plastic litter and particles is polluting the Great Lakes, galvanising the plastics industry's mission to prevent waste plastic from blighting the environment. more

Feb 3, 2015 9:16 AM industry

Sound corny? Well it is. A researcher based in Tel Aviv is developing PLA using corn starch and sugar that can biodegrade safely into the environment, while also being durable and heat-resistant. more

Jan 29, 2015 10:57 AM materials

North Pacific Gyre

North Pacific Gyre World Map by Fangz. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The importance of properly recycling or disposing of plastics has returned to the headlines, as Five Gyres reveals exactly how much plastic is floating in the world's oceans and how it is spreading. more

Dec 18, 2014 3:17 PM industry

The key to ridding the world of polyethylene waste could lie in the belly of a worm, as scientists find microbes that can degrade the plastic. more

Dec 5, 2014 3:22 PM materials

French researchers have disputed a report published by the EU on the efficacy and viability of oxo-biodegradable plastics. more

Nov 13, 2014 4:53 PM materials

Fraunhofer UMSICHT's Bio-Flex bioplastic was used in the making of Soma's award-winning water filter in the world made from natural resources more

Nov 10, 2014 4:33 PM materials

AKRO-PLASTIC

Metabolix

AKRO-PLASTIC has broadened its reach by acquiring Metabolix's biodegradable range in a canny business deal that will benefit both companies. more

Nov 10, 2014 4:25 PM materials

The claims made by oxo-degradable plastic processing organisations that the material is indeed biodegradable are being challenged as OWS is setting out a neutral study to put the matter to bed once and for all. more

Oct 29, 2014 10:52 AM materials

Scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering have developed a biodegradable material utilising properties from shrimp shells and spiders' webs. more

Oct 23, 2014 2:35 PM materials

KM Packaging has introduced a new flexible packaging solution for supermarket fruit and vegetable aisles, promoting hygiene and longevity for the foodstuffs within. more

Sep 9, 2014 10:33 AM industry

Akro Plastic

ZIEHL-ABEGG

Specialising in innovative, application-orientated plastic compounds for over 25 years, AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH has partnered ZIEHL-ABEGG SE to develop a polyamide 6.10-based AKROMID S compound for the "bionic bio-fan". more

Aug 19, 2014 12:15 PM materials

Litter

Richard Webb via Wikimedia Commons

Oxo-biodegradable technology could solve the problem of waste plastics that escape the recycling chain and end up damaging the environment. more

Aug 7, 2014 11:32 AM industry 1 Comments

Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), a representative body for Europe’s recyclers, appears to have backed a recent claim that “biodegradable plastic bags are a myth”. more

Feb 24, 2014 3:19 PM industry 1 Comments

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