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Think Bio-Based Materials Are Costly, Perform Poorly? Think Again.

Think Bio-Based Materials Are Costly, Perform Poorly? Think Again.

A Lux Research report says not only do bio-based materials and chemicals perform as well as their petro-based counterparts, they can actually perform better than incumbents and offer real business value to companies.

McDonald's packaging

6 Sustainable Packaging Trends to Watch in 2016

McDonald’s rolled out its new packaging this month along with a pledge to source 100 percent of all fiber-based packaging from recycled or certified sources by 2020. This follows the fast-food chain’s November announcement that its centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced. This includes cartons, cups, … Read more »

bio-chemicals

Can Bio-Based Chemicals Improve Products’ Performance and Sustainability?

The global renewable chemicals market will reach $84.3 billion by 2020, up from $49 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 11.47 percent, according to a Research and Markets report. Driven largely by increasing environmental concerns, government support for environmentally responsible sources and processes, and technological innovations, market participants … Read more »

Vapur, Elkay Install Water-Bottle Refilling Stations on Campuses

Reusable water pouch maker Vapur and stainless steel sink company Elkay have partnered to install water-bottle refilling stations on campuses across the US. The companies say billions of bottles of water are consumed globally every year, and less than 20 percent are recycled. The Vapur Refill Stations encourage students and … Read more »