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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
--- 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
30 Sep 2022
--- Designer Naama Nicotra has developed The NakedPak, where food functions as a built-in wrapper, making every part edible and creating a true zero-waste food packaging system. Nicotra acknowledges the services of food... Read More
26 Sep 2022
--- ChoosePlanetA is launching The Good Cup, an environmentally sustainable single-use paper cup that eliminates the need for plastic lids. The cup has a foldable built-in lid made from 100% certified home compostable paper and... 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
05 Sep 2022
--- Huhtamaki has sold its operations in Russia after pledging to divest from the country completely in April this year, following the outbreak of war in Ukraine. The fiber-based packaging leader announced its assets were... Read More
05 Sep 2022
--- Multivac is expanding its sales and logistics capacity in Queensland, Australia, with a new location that offers three times as much space as the previous complex. The company is hereby reacting to the constantly rising... 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
01 Sep 2022
--- Mondi is opening its first recycling laboratory to test the recyclability of paper and paper-based packaging using non-paper components such as coatings at its Frantschach mill in Austria. Conducting recycling tests in-house... 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
30 Aug 2022
--- Aquapak is announcing an exclusive distribution deal through which Resinex will supply high-performance barrier films made from Hydropol polymers to Europe. When extrusion coated or laminated onto paper, Hydropol adds... 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
--- Tetra Pak outlines the company’s efforts to “green up” its production strategy over the previous year in its annual sustainability report. These include increasing the capacity of solar energy to 5.55... 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
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