biodegradable packaging Articles

  • Rethinking Packaging

    Packaging—it surrounds almost everything we buy. Think about all the boxes, plastic wrap, six-pack rings, toothpaste tubes, plastic bottles, Styrofoam peanuts, and more we come across every day. Unfortunately, a lot of this packaging either ends up in the trash can or is littered. One way to be responsible is to buy things that don’t have a lot of packaging. If you do buy something ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • R&D testing the oxygen barrier properties of biodegradable packaging materials - Case Study

    The Hemicellulose research group have chosen the Systech Illinois 8001 oxygen permeation analyser to test the barrier properties of polysaccharide films. The University of Helsinki is at the forefront of international research and doctoral education. The quality of the University’s research is reflected in the high number of Centres of Excellence, Academy Professors, ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • University Research Group utilise the Systech 8001 OTR analyser to test the oxygen barrier properties of biodegradable packaging materials

    The University of Helsinki is at the forefront of international research and doctoral education. The quality of the University’s research is reflected in the high number of Centres of Excellence, Academy Professors, Fellows and Researchers. It is also actively involved in the Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation which enable leading research units and companies to ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

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

    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 many decades, even centuries, to decompose. On top ...


    By green24

  • Circular Economy Package: Questions & Answers

    What is the Circular Economy? To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are ...

  • Investigations into the possibility to compost paraffincoated packaging materials

    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 hydrophobic properties. Paraffin-coated papers have ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Biostyr package plant, Newham WwTW South West Water

    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 Population served: ...


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

    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 includes on overview of LCAs conducted over the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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

    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 plastics or utilize plastics need to characterize ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Building a consumer brand from the ground up #421 case study

    A supplier of biodegradable packaging was ready to identify and develop the brand look, feel, positioning and strategy to support the company’s inaugural launch of biodegradable utensils. Strong visuals, positioning and packaging design were needed to appeal to consumers nationwide and essential to convince target retailers that the product line was viable. G&S applied a strategic ...


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

    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 potential applications in reducing disposable waste ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Styrofoam is filling up landfill

    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 ...


  • Anaerobic digestion of aliphatic polyesters

    Anaerobic processes for the treatment of plastic materials waste represent versatile and effective approach in environmental protection and solid waste management. In this work, anaerobic biodegradability of model aliphatic polyesters, poly(L-lactic acid) (PLA), and poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL), in the form of powder and melt-pressed films with varying molar mass, was studied. Biogas production ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New research may solve the problem of plastic wastes

    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 plastic are produced globally. That is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Compostable Plastics And Environmental Marketing Claims

    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 fact, only 50 out of 200 shoppers even noticed the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Corporate recycling, sunny side-up

    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 environmental woes. Scientists out of the University of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • New guidelines for characterization of municipal solid waste: the Portuguese case

    This report proposes a new set of guidelines for the characterization of municipal solid waste. It is based on an analysis of reference methodologies, used internationally, and a case study of Valorsul (a company that handles recovery and treatment of solid waste in the North Lisbon Metropolitan Area). In particular, the suggested guidelines present a new definition of the waste to be analysed, ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Guidelines for Use of Groundwater Spreadsheet Models in Risk-Based Corrective Action Design

    For use in risk-based corrective action design, simple analytical spreadsheet models can provide a cost-effective means of predicting groundwater plume migration and developing site-specific remediation standards. Such models are therefore commonly recommended as a conservative first step in the corrective action planning process, prior to use of more complex numerical modeling methods. However, ...


  • Composting infrastructure trends in the UK

    The European Union's Landfill Directive, which restricts landfilling of biodegradable waste, has made it necessary to develop alternative infrastructures to manage the organic fraction of the solid waste stream. In the United Kingdom, the Landfill Directive has created demand for composting facilities that take source separated organics (SSO), and for anaerobic digestion. Infrastructure also is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Inhibition of unwanted nitrification

    Respirometer The respirometer utilized in this study corresponds to the BM-Advance model, with the following main features: Compact analyzer, with very low maintenance and user friendly operation Direct oxygen measurements from a maintenance-free oxygen sensor No oxygenation restriction during test performance Full control and results by ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

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