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How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions

How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions

Twenty-nine companies have snagged a spot on CDP’s first-ever supplier engagement leader board, which recognizes corporations working with their suppliers to improve environmental management.

PE biobased label

Bio-Based PE Label Film Includes 80% Renewable Content

Avery Dennison has introduced two self-adhesive bio-based polyethylene label films that include more than 80 percent renewable content. The resin used for the new bio-based PE films is made from Bonsucro Certified Sugar Cane, which follows rigorous social and environmental monitoring prior to certification. Both products offer performance and recyclability comparable … Read more »

Tetra Pak Launches 100% Renewable Package Globally

Tetra Pak is making its Tetra Rex Bio-based, the world’s first fully renewable package, available to customers worldwide. Finnish dairy producer Valio piloted the packaging for its lactose free semi-skimmed milk drink and now plans to expand use of the renewable package for some of its other products. Tetra Rex … Read more »

Bio-Based Platform Chemicals Market to Grow Nearly 14% by 2019

The global market for bio-based platform chemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.82 percent from 2015-2019, according to a TechNavio report. The report says key vendors include BASF, BioAmber, Braskem, DSM, DuPont, Ineos, Myriant and Novozymes. Global Bio-Based Platform Chemicals Market says the push towards environmental sustainability … Read more »

Amerplast to Market Bioplastic Packaging Material

Amerplast to Market Bioplastic Packaging Material

Amerplast has entered into a supply partnership agreement with biopolymers manufacturer Braskem to market Green Polyethylene (Green PE) obtained from a renewable source, sugar cane ethanol, to tissue segment. Polyethylene is the most widely used type of plastic in the world, especially by the automotive industry and manufacturers of cosmetics, … Read more »

Tetra Pak

How to Secure Sustainable Sourcing Networks

Achieving a fully sustainable and transparent supply chain depends on responsible sourcing going mainstream, writes Tetra Pak’s Elisabeth Comere in a CSRwire blog. But, she says, companies currently face major barriers to responsible sourcing like bio-based plastics because the demand isn’t on par with conventionally produced materials. In her blog, … Read more »

Tetra Pak carton

Tetra Pak Carton Uses 100% Plant-Based Materials

Tetra Pak has launched what it says is the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex carton will be the first in the market to have bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, … Read more »

Michelin

Braskem, Amyris, Michelin Partner on Renewable Isoprene

Biopolymers producer Braskem has joined an ongoing collaboration between tire company Michelin and renewable products company Amyris to develop and commercialize renewable isoprene, sourced from various biomass. Under the terms of the agreement, Braskem, Michelin and Amyris will work together to develop a technology to utilize plant sugars, such as those … Read more »

Genomatica nylon intermediates program

Genomatica to Develop Biobased Nylon Intermediates

Genomatica today announced that major nylon intermediates — including hexamethylenediamine, caprolactam and adipic acid (HMD, CPL and ADA) — are the focus of its third publicly disclosed development program. The biotechnology company is developing complete process technologies for the biobased production of these intermediates, which it will then license to … Read more »

Select Bio

Nomacorc Wine Bottle Closure Uses Braskem’s Green Polyethylene

Alternative wine bottle closures producer Nomacorc says it’s the first company to create a plant-based closure, Select Bio. The wine closure uses biopolymers producer Braskem’s I’m green Polyethylene, made from sugarcane ethanol. For each ton produced, “green” polyethylene sequestrates more than 2 tons of CO2, Braskem says. Additionally, Select Bio … Read more »

Braskem, Genomatica to Develop Green Chemical

Biopolymer producer Braskem and Genomatica, a biotechnology company, have signed an agreement for the joint development of a new technology for the production of butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Braskem says its objective with the green chemical is to primarily serve the synthetic rubber market, whose demand is currently met by … Read more »

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Contract Wins: BP, AMEC, Hara, Wartsila, Ceco Environmental

AMEC: The engineering and project management company has been awarded a framework contract by BP to provide environmental and related consulting services for all of BP’s assets in its upstream, refining and marketing, alternative energy and shipping businesses worldwide. Under the agreement, AMEC will provide a wide range of services … Read more »