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The search for sustainable plastics

by Ensia  (Jul. 29, 2015)

As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Biostyr package plant, Newham WwTW South West Water

by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies  (Jan. 16, 2012)

The Client South West Water Ltd is 100% owned by the Pennon Group plc, who's other main interest is Viridor Waste Management Ltd. South West Water Ltd are the 9th largest water company in England / Wales and they are responsible for an area in the south west of the UK, which includes the whole of the Cornwall and Devon. Area served: 10,800km2 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Organic Fertilizers Production Process (original article in Bahasa Indonesia)

by CV Wirajasa Teknik Industri  (Oct. 21, 2008)

Illustrated description of complete production lines of granulated organic fertilizers. Raw materials can be either farm waste, animal husbandry waste, biomass, and biodegradables of municipal solid waste. The product is granulated fertilizers with specifications in comformity with the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) and those being enforced by ...

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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