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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Unacceptable Levels

by Ensia  (Aug. 25, 2014)

Synthetic chemicals are poisoning our bodies from the moment of conception. What are we going to do about it? Since the end of World War II, our planet has undergone massive human-influenced environmental change, unnoticed by most. A few decades ago, chemistry was the new frontier for corporations and consumers. New technologies offered ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Environmentally friendly printing case study

by EMG CSR Consulting LLP  (Dec. 6, 2013)

Environmentally friendly marketing materials for complete Cradle to Cradle recycling: Case study of promoting sustainability and CSR in an ethical way. The medium should be the message. It makes no sense to promote sustainable practices by printing marketing materials on non-recycled paper, or featuring fancy extra packaging. We are experts in ...

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 ...

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

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