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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 – 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

  • ASTM and CEN Issue Call For Abstract Submissions For Workshop On Degradable, Biodegradable, And Biobased Products Standards

    ASTM Committee D20 on Plastics and CEN TC411 issued a call for presentation abstracts for the Workshop on Degradable, Biodegradable, and Biobased Products Standards. The 2017 workshop is designed to facilitate a discussion on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Action needed on testing and regulation of nanomaterials

    A recent report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (UK) has presented a detailed assessment of the current state of knowledge about the effect of new materials on the environment, focusing on nanotechnology. The authors recommend that more testing is urgently needed and that existing regulations should be amended to control the development of nanomaterials, given the state of ...

  • A UK first for WRc’s Waste Testing Laboratory

    WRc’s laboratories have received the first Third Party Accreditation from UKAS on its waste testing capabilities. This national third party accreditation will be used by WRc to demonstrate the performance of staff and laboratories, giving clients enhanced confidence in the quality of the results from their waste and treatment technology investigations. Peter Mills who is the Commercial ...


    By WRc plc

  • MMR Mold Stain Remover Tested by Leading Accredited Laboratory

    Several months ago, the manufacturer of MMR mold stain remover had their product put under the microscope.  Mold Solutions’ FastMoldRemoval.com subjected MMR mold stain remover to extensive laboratory tests that were conducted by Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc.   The purpose for the testing was to determine the effectiveness of MMR.  Three different types of fungi ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Greenwashing: misuse of EU composting standard EN 13432

    Lately, European Bioplastics (EUBP) is noticing an increasing malpractice by producers of fragmentation additives for conventional plastics referring to the European standard for industrial composting, EN 13432, when marketing their products. As is well known, such products do not fulfil the requirements of the EU norm for industrial composting of plastic products. Consequently, European ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • 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.

  • 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 Acta Group

  • 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 ...

  • How Shasun, a major Pharmaceutical manufacturer, maximises the investment in it`s operation critical Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant and improves it’s security at the same time.

    At the Dudley Shasun facility we have a 7500 m3 biological treatment plant that can treat up to 36 tonnes of waste COD per day. Part of this capacity is utilised to treat up to 15 tankers per day of third party aqueous waste.  The waste is very varied, covering everything from leachates at only 2000ppm COD to industrial waste at up to 500,000ppm COD. The Strathkelvin respirometer forms a ...

  • 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

  • Plastics Composting at Home

    As landfills continue to expand, many consumers continue to look for ways to recycle. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics, will educate consumers on the process of home composting these materials. The proposed standard will illustrate great potential ...


    By ASTM International

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