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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 OWS

  • Antarctic ecosystems suffer toxic impacts of petrochemical lubricants over the long term

    Petrochemical lubricants have toxic effects on Antarctic seafloor ecosystems even after five years of degradation, a new study suggests. Examining the impacts of a standard lubricant and one marketed as biodegradable, the researchers were able to show that algae, which form the basis of the food chain, remained affected even after five years. Furthermore, the biodegradable lubricant appeared to ...

  • Plastics in the Marine Environment

    An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to the development of a new ASTM International standard, D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations. The new standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable ...


    By ASTM International

  • Emulsified Edible Oil Design and Application Seminar

    The short course will provide an understanding of how EOS® can be used to stimulate anaerobic biodegradation, how oil droplets are transported and retained in the subsurface, the most effective designs, and efficient approaches for injecting emulsions in the field.  The course will begin with an overview of the principles of anaerobic bioremediation, followed by a presentation of colloid ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Corrsave 100: Low Phosphorus Corrosion Inhibitor

    Learn more about Kurita´s new heavy metal free, low P-content corrosion inhibitor for evaporative cooling systems based on natural organic acids: Corrsave® 100 is a proprietary substance produced from the reaction of a natural organic acid with a phosphorous compound. It has an improved biodegradability and is classified as inherent biodegradable. It is low ...


    By Kurita

  • Ireland will struggle to meet its landfill diversion targets, says new report

    Ireland will have great difficulty meeting its Landfill Directive targets, according to a new study. The research called Ireland’s sustainable development model published by Ireland’s Environment Protection Agency suggests that continued growth in and landfilling of biodegradable municipal waste poses “risks to the exchequer” which could face fines due to non-compliance with the EU Landfill ...

  • EOS remediation wins an EBJ 2009 business achievement award

    EOS Remediation, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for groundwater restoration is a winner of an Environmental Business Journal 2009 Business Achievement Award. The Technology Merit Award was granted for successful commercialization of EAS, a sulfate-enhanced technology for in situ remediation of contaminated groundwater. The conventional ...


    By True Blue Technologies, Inc.

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