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May 24, 2018 | Industry News

BPF Releases Visionary Plan for Circular Economy to Improve UK Recycling Rates

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched Plastics: A Vision for a Circular Economy — a document outlining a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation in the plastics sector and...

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May 24, 2018 | Industry News

Genomatica, Aquafil Unite to Upsurge Adoption of Bio-based Sustainable Plastics & Fibers

Aquafil and Genomatica announce the formation of Project EFFECTIVE, a multi-company collaboration to produce more sustainable fibers and plastics for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and...

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May 24, 2018 | Industry News

PVC Recycling in Hospitals Prog. - Unaffected by China’s Ban on Imported Waste Materials

The Vinyl Council of Australia has confirmed that its expanding PVC Recycling in Hospitals program remains unaffected by changes in international waste management policies, including China’s...

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May 22, 2018 | Industry News

Completely Biodegradable Plastic Made from Prawn Shell & Silkworms-based Protein

Angelina worked with a CSIRO mentor to develop a completely biodegradable plastic made from prawn shell and sticky protein from the silk of silkworms. Now, Angelina and her shrimp bioplastic will be...

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May 22, 2018 | Industry News

NatureWorks Supports Commercialization of First Compostable PLA Coffee Capsule

Flo has introduced Gea, an industrially compostable coffee capsule created in partnership with NatureWorks. Gea is entirely composed of Ingeo™ PLA, which is a renewably sourced polymer that is...

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May 22, 2018 | Industry News

RadiciGroup Joins Make Fashion Circular Initiative, Promotes Eco-design & Recyclability

RadiciGroup has announced that it has joined Make Fashion Circular initiative by Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation. RadiciGroup approach aims at contributing to a circular textile and fashion industry...

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May 18, 2018 | Industry News

Arctic Biomaterials’ Degradable GFR PLA Wins Bio-based Material of the Year 2018 Award

Arctic Biomaterials from Finland for degradable glass fiber reinforced PLA wins Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018″. The second winner is Cardolite Corporation and third winner is...

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May 16, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers Discover Method to Synthesize Sustainable & Biodegradable Polyesters

Researchers at Virginia Tech have synthesized a biodegradable alternative to polyolefins using a new catalyst and the polyester polymer, and this breakthrough could eventually have a profound impact...

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May 16, 2018 | Product News

Stora Enso Launches Wood-based Biocomposites to Reduce Plastics Consumption

Stora Enso has launched its wood-based biocomposites, DuraSense™. This is another major step on the group’s journey to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions in auto parts...

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May 15, 2018 | Industry News

PolyOne’s Barrier Technology Enhances Packaging Recyclability & Sustainability

PolyOne Corporation has recently announced that its barrier technologies improve recyclability and increases sustainability and design freedom while extending shelf life and lightweighting options...

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