Biodegradable Plastic Articles

  • Patient Belongings Bag (Plastic drawstring bag)

    Patient Belongings Bag (Plastic drawstring bag) Material: Patient Belongings Bag (Plastic drawstring bag) is made with virgin LDPE. Feature: 1. Customer ...

  • Sharing outcomes to support global expansion of Sanitation Services

    At SOIL we’re growing a sanitation service in urban Haiti that is setting a global example for how to affordably and sustainable provide safely managed sanitation in rapidly growing urban communities. And we’re extra excited that we’re not the only ones doing this. SOIL is a member of the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA), a group formed in 2017 to help address the ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Which P-80® Lubricant Is The Right Choice For My Job?

    What is P-80®? P-80® is a line of temporary rubber assembly lubricants designed to decrease the installation force needed to install rubber parts, enabling them to slide easily into place. ...

  • Water Preservation: What YOU Can Do

    If you’re presently reading this blog, you probably truly appreciate and understand something in which we all have a passionate interest. Water! We rely on water for hydration, irrigation, transportation, energy production, food production, weather patterns and so much more. Lakes, oceans, rivers and reservoirs across the Globe are part of the pillars that sustain life. If you are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • De Beers Victor Mine’s Failure to Report Mercury Risks Causes Serious Environmental Concerns

    Mercury contamination from the De Beers diamond mine in northern Ontario may be much higher than the company — or the provincial government — are reporting, according to a new study by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s Wildlands League. An investigation into one of world’s highest quality producing diamond mines has found failures in self-monitoring, raising ...


    By SafetySmart

  • We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.

    Plastic pollution is more than an ocean problem, and it’s time we treat it as such. Plastics have boosted our economy because they are versatile, cheap and durable. Yet, thanks to these same traits, in the course of establishing a US$750 billion global industry, we have ...


    By Ensia

  • Testing the oxygen barrier properties of biodegradable packaging materials - Case Study

    The Hemicellulose research group have chosen the Systech Illinois 8001 oxygen permeation analyser to test the barrier properties of polysaccharide films. The University of Helsinki is at the forefront of international research and doctoral education. The quality of the University’s research is reflected in the high number of Centres of Excellence, Academy Professors, ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • University Research Group utilise the Systech 8001 OTR analyser to test the oxygen barrier properties of biodegradable packaging materials

    The University of Helsinki is at the forefront of international research and doctoral education. The quality of the University’s research is reflected in the high number of Centres of Excellence, Academy Professors, Fellows and Researchers. It is also actively involved in the Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation which enable leading research units and companies to ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • The search for sustainable plastics

    As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be ...


    By Ensia

  • California passes bill to ban biobased microbeads

    On May 22, 2015, the California State Assembly passed the Plastic Microbeads Nuisance Prevention Law, a bill designed to ban the use of microbeads in beauty products and prevent the environment harm that occurs when they inevitably end up in waterways. California is not the first state to restrict microbeads as Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, and Colorado have also done so and several other states ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Why Incinerate?

    Products that we all use every day have a finite lifespan. Even with initiatives to re-use and recycle lots of waste still ends up in landfill sites where the chemicals in these products will decompose and can do extensive environmental harm as they break down. Plastics are not all biodegradable and there are still millions of plastic bags being manufactured, used and ending up in landfill so the ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Care and Handling of Advanced Enviro - Septic ™ Pipe

    Advanced Enviro-Septic™ (AES) is made entirely of durable, non-biodegradable plastic and geotextile fabrics, which enables the pipes to be lightweight and flexible for ease of transport and installation. This also extends system life, since there is nothing to break down or wear out once the system is properly installed. Although the AES is lightweight, the pipe is designed to withstand H20 ...

  • Break It Down, Build It Up - Sustainable Science Has Roots in ASTM Standards Development

    It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites were running out of space. Barges full of garbage were plowing up and down the East Coast with no place to dock. The idea of having biodegradable plastics would address a number of issues like getting rid of the trash and cleaning up marine waste, which was becoming a huge issue at the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Comparative in situ PET biodegradation assay using indigenously developed consortia

    A soil burial test was carried out to evaluate the biodegradation of polyethylene terephthalate under natural environment for a period of six months in presence of three different indigenously developed bacterial consortia. These consortia comprised of potential polymer-degrading bacterial cultures isolated from various waste disposal sites. The comparative biodegradation of PET samples in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Validating the Colloid model to optimise the design and operation of both moving-bed biofilm reactor and integrated fixed-film activated sludge systems

    The paper presents a systematic study of simulations, using a previously calibrated Colloid model, from which it was found that: (i) for pure moving-bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) processes with tertiary nitrification conditions (no influent chemical oxygen demand (COD)), dissolved oxygen = 5 mg/L and residual NH4-N > 4 mgN/L, a nitrification rate of 1.2 gN/(m2d) was obtained ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The future of plastics - Is there a solution to this huge waste management problem?

    Plastic - it has become the cornerstone of our modern life style, and one of the most challenging global waste management problems. So beneficial in countless ways, this nearly indestructible material is littering our environment on land and sea. Difficult to recycle, as post-consumer waste, and hard to break down, plastic in its many forms has become a serious environment problem. But solutions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New research may solve the problem of plastic wastes

    GLOBE-Net, May 8, 2013* - Plastic - it is an indispensable part of our everyday lives and an almost indestructible part of the garbage that daily ends up in our landfills, incinerators, junk yards, in our rivers or oceans, or in the bellies of fish or animals that form part of our food chain.  Every year, over 260 million tonnes of plastic are produced globally. That is ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production potential of activated sludge from food industrial wastewater treatment process

    Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production by activated sludge treating food industrial wastewaters was evaluated. Influence of wastewater characteristics on PHA production activities of non–acclimatised and acclimatised sludge were determined. Acetate, glucose and butyrate were used for evaluating PHA production potential of sludge at different concentrations of 400, 800 and 1,200 mgC/l during 12 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental assessment of some non–biodegradable solid wastes along Vasai Creek of Mumbai

    The pollution problem due to non–biodegradable solid waste (NBDSW) along the Vasai Creek of Mumbai is one of the major issues which have remained totally neglected over past many years. The results of the present investigation indicates that plastics carry bags, milk/oil bags, plastic bottles, footwear and automobile tyres/tubes are some of the prominent NBDSW materials responsible for solid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Plastic bags should be managed, not banned

    Cities in a number of Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan, are currently on the warpath against plastic shopping bags. The cities have passed local laws that ban such bags, on the basis that they clog sewers and drainage canals, cause street flooding, choke animals and are responsible for other forms of ...


    By SciDev.Net

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