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  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winners Discover Method for Biodegradation of Plastic

    Canadian teenagers’ project chosen first of entries from 30 countries - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the most prestigious international student award for water-related research sponsored globally by ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), was awarded to teenagers Alexandre Allard and Danny Luong of Canada yesterday at the World Water Week in Stockholm. Allard and Luong’s research, ...

  • New ASTM International standard Biodegradability of Plastics in the Sea

    Laboratories will soon be able to use a new ASTM International standard to test and better understand biodegradability of plastics in marine environments. The new standard (soon to be published as D7991, Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastics Buried in Sandy Marine Sediment Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions) provides ways to simulate how plastics degrade in ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 – 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

  • 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 ...


  • Harmless bacteria engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic

    A team of students from Imperial College London have been recognised for their project, which uses harmless engineered bacteria to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic or bio-plastic. Harmless bacteria have been engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic by a team of students from Imperial College London. According to the team the bio-plastic uses include ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Xylem recognizes 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner for research on new water treatment method

    Xylem Inc. congratulates Hayley Todesco of Canada, the winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the most prestigious international student competition for water-related research. The award was presented to Ms. Todesco at the annual World Water Week celebration in Stockholm for her work focused on the effectiveness of the non-traditional use of slow sand filers on contaminated water ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • U.S. Recycled Plastics Market & Wipes Industry 2016 Forecasts in New Research Reports

    “Recycled Plastics to 2016” and “Wipes to 2016” are new market research reports added to ReportsnReports.com store. US Recycled Plastics demand to rise 5.9% annually and Wipes demand to rise over 3% annually through 2016. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 29, 2012 US demand for post-consumer recycled plastics is forecast to rise 5.9 percent per ...


    By PRWeb

  • Cortec® Corporation Launches Biobased Film Products for Marine and Anaerobic Digestion Markets

    Cortec® Corporation, a leading bioplastics producer located in Minnesota, USA, is pleased to announce the launch and commercial availability of EcoOcean™. This new bioplastic offers a unique combination of environmental and performance benefits previously unattainable—flexibility and strength; commercial and low-temperature backyard ...


    By Cortec Corporation

  • Bio-Tec Granted Patent in U.S.

    Bio-Tec Environmental, LLC has been granted U.S. Patent 8,222,316 directed to a method of creating a layered polymeric plastic or composite.  Foreign equivalent patents have also issued.  Products that combine the patented method with Bio-Tec Environmental's patent pending formulations are under development.  ...


    By Bio-Tec Environmental LLC

  • Canadian teenagers win 2010 stockholm junior water prize

    The 14th annual international competition for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize concluded on 7th September 2010. The winners, Alexandre Allard and Danny Luong from Canada were presented the prize by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at a ceremony at the World Water Week in Stockholm. Their research on biodegradation of the plastic Polystyrene won them the prize. The International ...

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  • MIT researchers harness bacteria to produce energy, clean up environment

    In the search for answers to the planet's biggest challenges, some MIT researchers are turning to its tiniest organisms: bacteria. The idea of exploiting microbial products is not new: Humans have long enlisted bacteria and yeast to make bread, wine and cheese, and more recently discovered antibiotics that help fight disease. Now, researchers in the growing field of metabolic engineering are ...

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  • 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 ...

  • Trellis Earth Products Files Patents on Proprietary Bioplastics Resins

    Trellis Earth Products, Inc. ("Trellis" or the "Company"), a rapidly growing supplier and manufacturer of branded biodegradable food packaging and plastic bags made with renewable resources, announced that it has filed two new patents for bioplastics technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark ...


    By Marketwire

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