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  • Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products

    The BIOMAT research group has developed a single-layer, biodegradable container from agro-industrial by-products suitable for both liquid and solid oily products. BIOMAT has manufactured an active container with natural antioxidant agents for full-fat, fat or semi-fat cheeses, and cheese portions. The packaging makes the product last longer in a good condition, which plays an important role not ...

  • Chitosan, a sustainable alternative for food packaging

    Riverbanks and oceans are full of plastic; there are bits of this material in the organism of a large number of fish, etc. Packaging and wrappers made from petroleum by-products are seriously damaging the environment. The search for less harmful materials has driven many pieces of research; among them that of Itsaso Leceta. This researcher has shown in her work entitled Quality attributes of map ...

  • Biodegradable Cleaners by IPC

    International Products Corporations (IPC) is pleased to offer biodegradable, environmentally-friendly products that are alternatives to hazardous solvents and chemicals commonly used in precision cleaning operations.   IPC cleaners are safe for personnel, materials and equipment, and the environment; yet powerful enough to remove the most difficult soils.  The cleaners meet the USDA ...

  • 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

  • Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

      Plastics are indispensable in many areas of our modern lives, yet questions over the material’s sustainability are rarely out of the headlines these days. Are biodegradable, compostable and bio-plastics really a better environmental solution? Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, offers his opinion.   ...


    By Axion Group

  • 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

  • Fiber+ wins award for sustainable tea packaging

    On June 13th, 2018; Fiber+ plastic free tea bag material was awarded the “New Product Innovation showcase award” for sustainable packaging at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Fiber+ is part of a full range of beverage solutions including groundbreaking BioWeb®, a plastic-free product range for tea and coffee applications. Stuart Nixon, VP of the Beverage and Casing ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Food waste a priority for Ireland, says EPA

    Food waste has been highlighted as a top priority in Ireland to ensure the country doesn’t miss EU diversion targets for biodegradable municipal waste. Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency has published The National Waste Report 2007, stating food waste “is a priority”. Other progress indicators were that overall general waste generation had not increased from 2006. And, recycling rates had ...

  • Labour support for landfill ban on food waste confirmed by Mary Creagh

    Speaking at the Labour Party Annual Conference 2013 in Brighton earlier this week, Mary Creagh MP confirmed Labour’s intention to introduce a ban on food to landfill should they be successful at the 2015 general election. Creagh said: “A one nation Labour government will ban food from landfill so that less food gets wasted in the supermarket supply chain and more food gets eaten by ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • CAMBI B2 “packaged unit” thermal hydrolysis plant, including steam explosion disintegration

    Cambi, the world’s leading company within Thermal Hydrolysis (THP) pre-treatment of sewage sludge before digestion, will present the following new development at this year’s IFAT in Munich, 7 – 11 May: The new Cambi B2 THP for medium sized WWTPs starting at 50,000 p.e.  or 1,500 t DS (dry solids)/year up to 6,600 t DS (240,000 p.e.) . The Cambi B2 will enable your plant to ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • FDA issues two new draft guidance documents on nanotechlogy in food substances and cosmetics

    On April 20, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two new draft guidance documents on the use of nanotechnology in food and cosmetic products -- "Guidance for Industry: Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, Including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulatory Status of Food Ingredients and Food Contact Substances, including Food ...


    By Acta Group

  • FDA Issues Two New Draft Guidance Documents on Nanotechnology in Food Substances and Cosmetics

    On April 20, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two new draft guidance documents on the use of nanotechnology in food and cosmetic products -- "Guidance for Industry: Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, Including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulatory Status of Food Ingredients and Food Contact Substances, including Food ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Closing the loop: Commission adopts ambitious new Circular Economy Package to boost competitiveness, create jobs and generate sustainable growth

    Today (Dec 2, 2015) the European Commission adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way. The proposed actions will contribute to "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, and bring benefits for both ...

  • From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium

    Nairobi, 31 October 2013 - Fully biodegradable plates implanted with organic seeds in Colombia to provide food after use, a social media website to promote car-sharing in Viet Nam,certified cocoa for speciality markets, and affordable biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana waste are just some of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

  • Converting organic waste into green energy - new CleanTech-company established in Malmoe, Sweden

    With a breakthrough technology to transform food waste into valuable biomass the CleanTech company BioPrePlant® is established in the city of Malmoe, Sweden. A joint venture with strong players on a market that is rapidly growing will ensure a fast growth. The worldwide biogas market is growing as more and more countries are setting up climate and energy goals for sustainable development. The ...

  • Paper bottle to solve the plastic problem

    A new biodegradable paper bottle could end the use of plastic bottles as packaging. The GreenBottle is 90.7 per cent made from recycled paper, which is usually ex-office waste and its carbon footprint is 48 per cent lower than the commonly-used plastic HDPE equivalent. Currently being sold as milk bottle packaging in ASDA stores in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and ...

  • Open-Bio: Clear standards for bio-based products

    Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research investigates standards for biobased products as part of the Open-Bio project commissioned by the EU. There is some ambiguity concerning bio-based products which frequently have different functional properties and end-of-life options from petroleum-based products. To develop and improve these standards, however, misconceptions will first have to be ...

  • Supermarkets reveal their waste lines at RWM

    Leading retailers including Asda and Marks & Spencer will share their strategies for reducing landfill costs and improving their green credentials at this year’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (Birmingham NEC, 15 to 17 September 2009). To register for fast track entrance and to reserve your free seminar places visit ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • FTC Gets Tough on Green Guides and "Cracks Down" on Misleading and Unsubstantiated Environmental Marketing Claims

    On October 29, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced six enforcement actions concerning misleading and unsubstantiated environmental marketing claims. In a case imposing a $450,000 civil penalty, FTC filed a complaint and consent order against a company for violating a 1994 FTC order prohibiting it from making unsupported green claims for its paper plates and bags. In the five other ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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