biodegradability study News

  • Biodegradation of phenol resins

    Phenol resins are synthetic polymers belonging to the family of thermo-resistant polymers, with various commercial and industrial applications. Compared to common plastics, these resins present considerable difficulties for recycling, because they cannot be melted or mixed with other plastics, as they are incompatible. The difficulty of recycling or breaking them down means that many end up in ...


  • Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092427/Global-Biodegradable-Polymers-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092427/Global-Biodegradable-Polymers-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • How good an alternative are biodegradable plastics?

    A recent study discusses biodegradable plastics (BDPs) as an alternative to conventional plastic packaging. It investigates their advantages and the possibilities for waste management. Over 67 million tonnes of packaging waste is generated annually in the EU. The EU directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste1 requires Member States to reduce waste and develop recycling systems. Although the ...

  • New biodegradable waste management plans proposed and evaluated

    Researchers have designed and proposed a new organic waste management plan for Catalonia, Spain, and presented it in a recent study. They say that the plan would reduce a number of environmental impacts that arise from landfilling biodegradable waste, including natural resource depletion, acidification, and eutrophication. To reduce the negative environmental effects of landfilling and to ...

  • Sugar beet pulp turned into biodegradable plastic

    Sugar beet pulp may help cut the costs of making biodegradable plastic, American Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies suggest. The pulp is a fiber-rich byproduct of sucrose extraction procedures used by sugar beet processors. Most of the 40 million tons of U.S. sugar beet pulp generated each year is used as an inexpensive livestock feed or pet-food ingredient. But ARS chemists Victoria ...


    By Axcess News

  • Delta Consultants Receives Patent for New Biodegradation Process

    St. Paul, Minnesota - Delta Consultants has been awarded Patent No. 7,138,060, titled “In Situ Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater.” This patent is for a process utilizing unusually high concentrations of Magnesium Sulfate to stimulate biodegradation. Delta applied the technology at 70 petroleum-contaminated study sites. Results indicated significantly faster biodegradation of particular ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Producing environmentally friendly biodegradable plastics from vegetable waste

    Using vegetable waste to produce bioplastics can provide sustainable alternatives to non-biodegradable plastic, new research has found. The biodegradable plastic developed for this study, produced using parsley and spinach stems, cocoa pod husks and rice hulls, have a range of mechanical properties comparable to conventional plastics which are used for products from carrier bags to kitchenware ...

  • Biodegradable plastics – Not there yet. Additives to breakdown plastics don’t work

    A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic bags) and polyethylene terephthalate (i.e., soda bottles) simply don’t work in common disposal situations such as landfills or composting. “Making improper or unsubstantiated claims can produce consumer backlash, fill the environment with unwanted polymer debris ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Composts that contain biodegradable plastics may hinder plant growth

    Composts containing biodegradable plastics may hinder rather than help plant growth, according to a recent study by university scientists in Poland. These findings have implications for waste management practices within the EU. It is important to assess the quality and potential environmental risks associated with composts prepared from different wastes. Biodegradable plastics - known as ...

  • Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, Says UN

    Widespread adoption of products labelled 'biodegradable' will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, concluded a UN report released today. The report, "Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, Concerns and Impacts on Marine Environments", finds that complete biodegradation of ...

  • The Biodegradable Products Institute sponsors “Zero Waste” Barbeque at the US Composting Council’s 2007 Annual Conference & Exhibition

    New York, NY - The Biodegradable Product’s Institute (BPI) will host the “All Compostable” BBQ at the US Composting Council’s (USCC) Annual Conference and Exhibition, January 21-24 in Orlando Florida. This marks the first time that the USCC has held a “zero waste” event at its annual meeting. The goals of the “All Compostable” BBQ are to highlight the growing array of certified compostable ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Synthetic and Bio-Based Biodegradable Plastics Market is Expected to Reach USD 7.8 Billion Globally in 2018

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Synthetic and Bio-Based Biodegradable Plastics - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Applications, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2011 - 2018", global synthetic and bio-based biodegradable plastics market was worth USD 2.3 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 7.8 billion in 2018, growing ...


  • EOS Remediation and Microbial Insights invite you to a webinar: Biomarker-based Tools to Validate 1,4-Dioxane Biodegradation

    1,4-Dioxane is an emerging contaminant of concern, commonly associated with chlorinated solvent plumes.  Due to its high solubility in water, resistance to biodegradation under natural conditions, and ineffective removal by technologies, 1,4-Dioxane tends to persist in wastewater and groundwater.  1,4-Dioxane biodegradation, catalyzed by ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Life-cycle studies: condoms

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Life-cycle studies: dry cleaning

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to Eye on Earth ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Banana fibre can fix marine oil spills, says study

    Fibre from the stem of the banana plant can efficiently absorb oil spills that pollute coasts and threaten marine life says a new study by Indian researchers. Banana fibre, when treated with certain chemicals, can absorb up to 18 times their weight of oil, according to the study published last month ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New study shows how nanoparticles can clean up environmental pollutants

    Original story at MIT News Many human-made pollutants in the environment resist degradation through natural processes, and disrupt hormonal and other systems in mammals and other animals. Removing these toxic materials — which include pesticides and endocrine ...

  • Study Finds Ingeo™ Biopolymer Stable in Landfills with No Statistically Significant Quantity of Methane Released

    A peer-reviewed article appearing in the journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability concludes that Ingeo™ biopolymer is essentially stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released. This conclusion was reached after a series of tests to ASTM D5526 and D5511 standards that simulated a century’s worth of landfill ...


    By Organic Waste Systems

  • Research and Markets: Market Study MBT - The European Market for Mechanical Biological Treatment Plants (Analyst Version)

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/649msn/market_study_mbt) has announced the addition of the "Market Study MBT - The European Market for Mechanical Biological Treatment Plants (Analyst Version)" report to ...


Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you