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Green labels: The walk behind the talk - `Biodegradable`

by green24  (May 6, 2011)

The word “biodegradable” is probably one of the easiest green labels to understand, so one may assume it is also the least likely to be subject to false claims. However, the term is still interpreted very loosely and frequently used on products that are toxic, that break down into harmful environmental contaminants, or that can take ...

Investigations into the possibility to compost paraffincoated packaging materials

by ORBIT e.V.  (Jan. 2, 1999)

Utilisation of biodegradable materials is indispensable for effective economic operation (Soyez, 1998). However, the requirements to be met by the application characteristics sometimes prevent use of such materials. For example, packaging materials for foodstuffs, where protection of the contents is the predominant aim, are required to display ...

Accurate Characterization of Polymers and Additives in Personal Care Products and Packaging by Fast-Scanning IR

by Buck Scientific Inc  (Jan. 1, 2006)

You can’t buy anything today without a package. Think about it. Blister packs, cellowraps, shrink wraps, barrier bags, vapor films, UV-blocking films, heat-blocking films, tinted plastics, filled polymers, biodegradable bags, structural plastics, laminated films, moisture barrier films ….. ad infinitum (literally). Industries that manufacture ...

Design for the environment: life cycle assessment and sustainable packaging issues

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 18, 2005)

As extended producer responsibility gains ascendancy in sustainable development, proper management of the life cycle of a product is becoming more and more important. This paper presents a general overview of product life cycle assessment (LCA) and sustainable product packaging over the last four to five years. The review of life cycle assessment ...

Production and recovery of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate from whey degradation by azotobacter

by University of Tehran  (Jun. 28, 2006)

Poly-β hydroxyl-butyrate, (PHB) is a biodegradable thermoplastic which can be extracted from a wide range of bacteria. PHB belongs to the class of bacterial polyesters collectively called polyhydroxyalkanoates, (PHAs). PHAs have properties similar to polypropylene and are important due to their complete biodegradability, with recognised ...

Corporate recycling, sunny side-up

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Apr. 11, 2012)

Food manufacturing and packaging go hand in hand.  What may not be so obvious, however, is that the links between the two are about to become a lot more, er, ineggstricable. That’s right, thanks to some pioneering work out of England, we’ve learned that eggs themselves may contain the answers to some of the world’s ...

Australia : Maximizing Compostables At The Olympics

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jan. 1, 2000)

 Maximizing Compostables At The Olympics THE GOVERNMENT of New South Wales, Australia passed the Waste Minimization and Management Act in 1995, setting a reduction target of 60 percent. One indicator of how much commitment and infrastructure are available to reach this goal will be the success of the overall organics recycling achievements ...

Styrofoam is filling up landfill

by Technologies Co., Ltd  (Jan. 24, 2013)

Styrofoam has the potential to affect the entire ecological system of this planet. Used in product packages and the shipping industry, the world produces tons of Styrofoam each year which is now a major environmental problem. Landfills are filling up at a record rate and Styrofoam is one reason and Styrofoam is non-biodegradable adds to ...

Compostable Plastics And Environmental Marketing Claims

by BioCycle Magazine  (Oct. 1, 2012)

According to a bottled water survey conducted by Perception Research Services International (PRS) for Brand Packaging published in August 2011, where shoppers were interviewed in person to gain some insights on marketing claims, environmental and recycling messages were misunderstood and not even noticed by a majority of consumers interviewed. In ...

New research may solve the problem of plastic wastes

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 8, 2013)

GLOBE-Net, May 8, 2013* - Plastic - it is an indispensable part of our everyday lives and an almost indestructible part of the garbage that daily ends up in our landfills, incinerators, junk yards, in our rivers or oceans, or in the bellies of fish or animals that form part of our food chain.  Every year, over 260 million tonnes of ...

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