06 Oct 2022
--- Last month, US President Joe Biden gave an executive order to advance American biotechnology and biomanufacturing. New initiatives and funding will boost the bioplastics market – part of the government’s efforts... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- Nereid Biomaterials, a team of material scientists, microbiologists, and oceanographers working to develop biodegradable materials for the ocean, has received Convergence Accelerator Phase 2 funding from the National Science... Read More
05 Oct 2022
--- Researchers at the Center for Biological Research (CIB) in Spain have discovered that the saliva of wax worm species contains enzymes that are able to degrade plastics. The discovery of these enzymes being able to rapidly... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Conducting life cycle analyses (LCA) are crucial for companies to back up their labeling claims with scientific objectivity. However, the market shows evidence that some companies tend to act more in their own interest,... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Food is undoubtedly becoming more and more expensive. With a ballooning global population and food safety moving further into the spotlight, industry is looking at efficient ways to protect resources.
08 Sep 2022
--- Bloom Biorenewables and Nfinite Nanotechnology have been revealed as the winners of Amcor’s Lift-Off investment program, with each startup landing US$250,000. Amcor says it is looking to “drive a... Read More
07 Sep 2022
--- Migros is launching the “world’s first” coffee capsule system that works entirely without a capsule. Branded CoffeeB, a small, fully compostable ball of pressed coffee, has the amenities of conventional... Read More
07 Sep 2022
--- Household packaging is experiencing a shift toward more environmental sustainability, minimizing packaging material and developing recyclable, refillable and reusable packaging solutions. PackagingInsights explores the... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- A report by Yale University’s Anja Nikolova shows a growing trend in post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, lightweight packaging and bio-based materials as environmentally sustainable alternatives to conventional... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- Lithuanian researchers claim to have developed a takeaway food box that solves all common leakage, cooling and size problems. The team’s new invention is also plastic-free and designed in collaboration with local... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- EcoPackables is introducing a new raw material for packaging, which combines a proprietary blend of discarded coffee waste with polylactic acid (PLA) to make a compostable polymer that is 35% cheaper than “all existing... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Food waste remains one of the most environmentally damaging phenomena on earth. Despite the continued concern over plastic’s ecological impact, the material plays a vital role in extending food shelf life and... Read More
25 Aug 2022
--- DS Smith is trialing a range of new materials, including fibers sourced from agricultural waste, to determine new methods of reducing water loss and production emissions. The trials fall under the company’s £100... Read More
22 Aug 2022
--- Vegware, a Scottish- and US-based compostable foodservice packaging company, has released a 2021 sustainability report detailing the company’s commitment to improving composting infrastructure. Eilidh O’Connor... Read More
18 Aug 2022
--- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is set to become a hub for bioplastics research after receiving an AUD$13 million (US$9 million) grant for research into “green” plastics. The funding will be used... Read More
17 Aug 2022
--- HexcelPack is introducing HexaFil, a 100% paper-based void fill solution that provides improved block and bracing along with additional cushioning in packaging boxes compared to traditional paper and plastic-based void fill... Read More
15 Aug 2022
--- Fast food giant KFC Singapore and packaging specialist Tria are collaborating on switching out the chain restaurant’s single-use plastic containers for environmentally sustainable, compostable packaging in an effort to... Read More
09 Aug 2022
--- Tipa and Aquapak are partnering to meet the growing industry demand for new circular packaging solutions. Tipa’s biopolymers and Aquapak’s Hydropol water-soluble polymers are anticipated to deliver a wider range... Read More
01 Aug 2022
--- Unilever’s biggest laundry brand, Dirt Is Good (comprising Persil, Skip and OMO), is unveiling a new biodegradable detergent capsule lauded as its “most sustainable laundry capsule” to date. The capsules... Read More
26 Jul 2022
--- Angel Yeast, a globally-listed yeast and yeast extract manufacturer, and Beijing PhaBuilder Biotechnology have agreed to build a large manufacturing base for biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) polyesters in the... Read More