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Published: 2/1/2017

Bioplastic Based on a Fragrant Cellulose By-Product
U.K. university researchers utilize chemical found in pine needles to produce new bioplastic.

Published: 1/19/2017

Biodegradable Bioplastics Continue to Evolve
Root vegetables, shrimp shells, proprietary starch formulations and natural fibers are among the emerging global bioplastics.

Published: 1/16/2017

Shrimp Shells for Making Biodegradable Shopping Bags
UK university aims to optimize new ‘eco-friendly’ bags for Egyptian conditions.

Published: 12/5/2016

Braskem’s Green PE Used to 3D Print Parts in Space
Braskem worked with Made In Space to produce green PE specifically for 3D printing in zero gravity.

Published: 11/17/2016

MIT Makes Strides in Future of PHA-Based Biopolymers
Researchers identify key enzyme that can be tweaked to make it more industrially useful.

Published: 10/14/2016

Nylon from Wood Industry Waste?
Process can produce nylons from wood cellulose terpenes.

Published: 9/23/2016

Bill Gates Invests in Low-Carbon Plastics
Pioneer for the conversion of biomass into cellulosic sugar technology can now start to move from lab into commercial use.

Published: 8/29/2016

SPI Bioplastics’ Inaugural Bioplastics Week
The first ever such event featured educational information, including infographics, reports and blog posts.

Published: 8/19/2016

Novel Catalyst For Cheaper Biodegradable Plastics
IBM Research and Stanford chemists come up with new chemical approaches to generate biodegradable plastics.

Published: 8/16/2016

Key Composting Standard to be Revised
ASTM is updating standard as more and more products become certified as compostable.