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Biodegradeables

An enzyme discovered living in bacteria on landfill sites has evolved to quickly break up PET plastics. Read more

industry

As it builds its PLA plant in Thailand, Total Corbion will show the potential of PLA at NPE2018. Read more

industry

Guest post: Bioplastics and biodegradable packaging – a more sustainable solution?

The ocean plastics crisis has raised the profile of bioplastics and biodegradable plastics as a solution to the problem. Axion Consulting's Richard McKinlay explores whether this is really the most sustainable way to tackle marine litter. Read more

15 Jan 2018 11:37 guest blogs

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

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. Read more

14 Jul 2017 13:43 editor's blog

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

materials

Perstorp

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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. Read more

materials

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

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. Read more

5 Oct 2015 17:02 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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

materials

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

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 Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

materials

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

materials

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

industry

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