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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
--- Microban International is launching LapisShield, a non-heavy-metal technology designed to integrate antimicrobial functionality into water-based coating formulation. The technology inhibits bacterial growth by up to 99.99%,... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- Mura Technology has received an investment from Dow to fortify the duo’s partnership in furthering accessibility to advanced plastic recycling in the US and Europe. The companies started their partnership based on... 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
06 Oct 2022
--- Huhtamaki is launching Icon, a 95% renewable bio-based paper-based packaging solution for ice cream containers and lids, enabling recycling in communities with paper product recycling programs across the US. A connected... Read More
05 Oct 2022
--- British advanced recycling company Recycling Technologies has gone into administration after failing to secure adequate funds to continue its operations. The Swindon-based group created a machine that could turn plastic... Read More
05 Oct 2022
--- SIG is launching “Recycle for Good” in Egypt – an initiative for the collection of used aseptic cartons with its partner Tagaddod. The initiative enables consumers to use an app to arrange for their used... 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
05 Oct 2022
--- Using less plastic could free up needed energy for industrial and domestic use during the conflict with Russia, according to a report by Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) and the Center for International Environmental Law... Read More
05 Oct 2022
--- Confectionery heavyweight Mars will utilize the tools of professional services company Accenture to build its cloud platform for manufacturing applications, data and artificial intelligence, target waste reduction, water... 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
--- Improving waste management is an essential and dangerously unrecognized key to reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a report released today by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA).... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Saperactec, Wentus and Henkel have partnered to create a fully circular flexible detergent package. The designed prototype meets environmentally sustainable packaging goals proposed for the pending EU Directive on Packaging... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Gatorade has launched a Gx bottle that tracks personalized hydration needs and indicates to athletes when to drink with a light-up cap. The bottle is an addition to their Gx range, designed for athletes to fulfill their... 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.
03 Oct 2022
--- UbiQD, a New Mexico-based nanotechnology company and Sicpa, a Swiss security company, are continuing their six-year-long partnership to create anti-counterfeit security inks using quantum dot technology. UbiQD has created... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- The Coca-Cola Company has evoked ridicule after announcing its sponsorship of the 27th annual UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- Fiji Water has transitioned its 500 mL and 330 mL bottles to 100% recycled PET (rPET) in the US. The move is a step toward reducing plastic waste and replacing almost 65% of FIJI Water’s bottle volume in the US with... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- Nestlé is updating the wrappers on two of its staple confectionery products, Quality Street and KitKat, to facilitate recycling and achieve its environmental goals. Quality Street, launched in 1936, has long been... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- A coalition of lawyers and environmental NGOs have put nine “Big Food” corporations – including McDonald’s, Nestlé and Danone – on notice for failing to produce “Duty of... Read More
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