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Study Urges Companies To Disclose Data On Plastic
Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains.
Blog Published: 7/16/2014
First Business Accelerator For Solutions To Plastic Pollution
NewGen Surgical is one of the initial businesses in the new Accelerator portfolio, each having developed a "groundbreaking" technology to reduce plastic pollution.
Blog Published: 7/12/2014
Shrimp Shells Play Key Role In New Bioplastic
Substance that makes shrimp shells hardy used to make new bioplastic by Wyss Institute.
Blog Published: 6/19/2014
Ford & Coca-Cola Get "Plastics From Renewable Sources Award"
The two companies collaborated  in the development of the first-ever automotive interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology.  
Blog Published: 3/24/2014
100% biobased polyester charts course to commercialization
Avantium's PEF (polyethylene furanoate) holds much promise as a 100% biobased polyester, and now the company is taking steps to help the bioplastic fully realize that potential.
Blog Published: 3/19/2014
New Player in Enhanced PLA Compounds, Additives
Floreon of the U.K. offers -impact-modified PLA that's more than 90% biobased, as well as additive masterbatches.
Blog Published: 2/19/2014
Bioplastics Conference Learns of New Additive to Enhance PLA Performance
Metabolix Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has just begun to commercialize new grades of its Mirel PHA biopolymer designed specifically to modify PLA.
Blog Published: 2/19/2014
Floreon Secures New Investors for "Performance" Bioplastic; Aims to Hit U.S. Shores Soon
Floreon Transforming Packaging of Hull, U.K., has secured multiple new investors through an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to bring its patent-pending  “performance” bioplastic material to market, and the U.S. is its prime regio...
Blog Published: 2/4/2014
Up to 10% Compostable Plastic in PE Recycle Streams is Okay!
European Bioplastics meta-study shows that a small fraction of compostable plastic 'sneaking in' on PE recycle streams has no adverse effect on mechanical properties of recycled material.
Blog Published: 1/28/2014
First Ultra-High Barrier Renewable and Recyclable Packaging Makes Inroads
After the global introduction of its ultra-high barrier renewably-sourced film packaging format eco Plastic nearly two years ago, Australia’s Plantic Technologies (U.S. office in North Andover, Mass.) is seeing the emergence of new end-use app...
Blog Published: 12/19/2013

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