biodegradable packaging News

  • 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 ...

  • Sustainable packaging coalition report investigates the climate impact of biodegradation in landfills

    Today at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Spring Meeting, the coalition released its report on biodegradation in landfills and the resulting greenhouse gas impacts, a key issue for the packaging industry given increasing marketing claims that biodegradation in landfills is a benefit due to the growing use of methane-rich landfill gas for energy. Assessing the Greenhouse Gas Impacts of ...

  • French biodegradable packaging compound meets EU compostable material standard

    Epitex Bio is an injectable compound of natural plasticizers and starch reinforced with hemp chaff, which meets the EN 13432 standard for compostable materials. It is a further development of the Epitex range, a compound material made of polypropylene and cereal fibres invented by Apollor in 1999, and can be used for packaging, bracing, or to make specialized parts, thanks to its mechanical ...

  • Home composting of biodegradable plastics

    ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics is currently developing a new standard, WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics. The proposed standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable Plastics and ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Marchwood Scientific new range of services for biodegradable waste

    Marchwood Scientific Services Ltd (MSSL) the independent Dioxin testing laboratory near Southampton has now extended its package of testing services for biodegradable wastes. The EU Landfill Directive and corresponding UK Landfill Regulations set targets designed to divert biodegradable municipal wastes (BMW) away from landfill. These targets state that by 2010, only 75% of the 1995 quantity of ...

  • Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at a CAGR of 19.60% to 2016

    One of the key factors contributing to the biodegradable plastics market growth is the increasing demand for more eco-friendly packaging materials. The growth of the packaging industry is influenced by the need for non-toxic biodegradable plastics, which in turn has resulted in the increased demand for biodegradable plastics. This industry has been witnessing the increased investment in new ...


  • APR responds to biodegradable additive lawsuit decicsion

    The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, urged caution today in response to a recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge regarding claims by a manufacturer of biodegradable additives and their use in the marketplace. (Note: On January 28, 2015, D. Michael Chappell, chief ...

  • Sustainable packaging coalition spring meeting sets the bar for ambitious packaging goals

    The Sustainable Packaging Coalition has announced the agenda for its annual Spring Meeting, which will feature leading packaging and sustainability speakers. The conference, open to all and with nearly 250 registered attendees to date, is recognized as the leading educational forum on the implementation of sustainable packaging solutions. The agenda is framed by a review of the ambitious World ...

  • 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 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

  • Danone adopts green packaging technology

    Danone Canada has announced two innovations in packaging: a new ecologically-sensitive manufacturing process for its individual serving products, called "expansion," and use of a biodegradable high-density polyethylene for its yogurt packaging. These innovations are in direct response to Danone's corporate objective of reducing the company's carbon footprint by 30% by 2012. "These ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Be Green Packaging Products have been Certified by BPI

    Santa Barbara, CA - December 8, 2010 - On November 9th, Be Green Packaging LLC, received independent certification from Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), verifying that their molded pulp fiber packaging is compostable. This certification, confirms that their products meet the  ...


    By 3BL Media

  • US and UK authorities clamp down on packaging waste

    With Wal-Mart mandating reductions in packaging, the cost of fuel for freight shipments increasing every day, and everyone realizing that the “other” petroleum product—plastic—should be used more efficiently too, the past year has brought a sudden interest not only in product ingredients, but in how products are packaged. At a very basic level, the more packaging there is on a product, the ...

  • 5% increase for plastic recycling Packaging Regulations target

    Despite its unquestionable contribution to society, plastics packaging still gets a bad press and is under significant pressure for the environmental impact it causes as waste. The Packaging Regulations target for plastic recycling has been increased by 5% per year until 2017, requiring a near doubling of current recycling levels and an annual increase of 100,000 tonnes but there are concerns ...

  • A New Vision for Packaging: Sustainable, Commercial and Creative

    Following its successful launch in 2006, Amsterdam will again host Packaging Summit Europe when it returns on 26-27 June 2007 at the Okura Hotel, one of the city’s premier conference venues. Following consultation with key stakeholders, Tarsus Group plc, the organiser, has confirmed the introduction of a number of new initiatives at the event designed to deliver the industry’s most effective ...


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