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  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Vancouver company wins award for biodegradable plastic

    The 2010 North American Frost and Sullivan Award* for New Product Innovation of the Year has been awarded to Canadian company Solegear, for its 100 percent biobased Polysole plastic. According to Solegear, although many of today's biopolymers come from a natural feedstock, they are compounded using synthetic additives. Polysole, however, utilizes proprietary additives that are entirely natural ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • IBM makes biodegradable plastic from plants

    IBM researchers on Tuesday said they have discovered a way to make Earth-friendly plastic from plants that could replace petroleum-based products tough on the environment. The breakthrough promises biodegradable plastics made in a way that saves on energy, according to Chandrasekhar 'Spike' Narayan, a manager of science and technology at IBM's Almaden Research Center in Northern California. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


  • Oxo-biodegradable plastics industry under fire

    European Bioplastics’s wish to distance itself from the oxo-biodegradable plastics industry has sparked criticism from some in the oxo-biodegradable industry. In a position paper launched on 22 July, the oxo-biodegradable industry -  according to trade association European Bioplastics - has failed to live up to international standards that substantiate the industry’s claims on biodegradation ...

  • New biodegradable products for treating stormwater runoff launched

    Construction contractors and managers of industrial sites finally have an affordable and completely environmentally responsible resource to meet today’s stringent discharge standards thanks to ChitoVan™LC, an innovative product launched nationally today by Cascade EcoSolutions. The announcement came at StormCon, the World’s Largest Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, August 3-7, in ...

  • Separate collections for biodegradable waste recommended by EU

    Countries in the European Union should make strong efforts to introduce separate collections for biodegradable waste in order to facilitate high quality recycling and anaerobic digestion (AD), according to a new communication from the European Commission. The communication on future steps in bio-waste management, published on May 18, looks at ways in which EU member states may further tap into ...

  • 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 ...

  • European Commission takes Germany to court over biodegradable waste

    The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the European Court of Justice over a contract for the supply of a software application. The Commission has also decided to send a reasoned opinion to Germany concerning the award of a public service contract for the disposal of biodegradable and green wastes by the municipality of Bonn.Supply of software between public-law bodies. The ...

  • 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

  • Waste-to-energy process promises smaller, cleaner plants

    Cutting edge waste-to-energy plants that are smaller and cleaner than incinerators could soon hit the UK market. The plants run a new process that transforms non-recyclable waste into a clean syn-gas, used to generate clean power and a high-strength building material, with the plant itself powered by the syn-gas it produces. Carbon-neutral and very low in emissions with plants around a third of ...

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