The $30.8 billion bioplastics market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by Big Market Research. Major drivers for this growth include growing environmental concerns and the packaging sectors moving towards biodegradable plastics, the report says. The bioplastics … Read more »
IBM researchers say they have discovered a recycling process that converts BPA-leaching plastics into environmentally safe material for water purification and medical devices — a technological advance that could lead to less plastic waste and cheaper recycled materials manufacturers can use to produce a wide range of products.
IBM and Cisco are the top two smart city technology suppliers — the two companies have held the no. 1 and no. 2 places on the list since 2013 — according to Navigant Research’s Leaderboard Report. Microsoft, Siemens and Hitachi round out the top five. Navigant forecasts the global market … Read more »
In an effort to promote the circular economy in the US and eliminate waste, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a US chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program. The international CE100, established in 2013, includes corporations, universities, city and government authorities, and include brands such as Google, Cisco, … Read more »
If the 5,589 largest publicly traded companies in the US reduced their paper waste by a mere 1 percent, it would save them nearly $1 billion in total, according to the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. A new study by the Foundation — the US Chamber’s research arm — says these … Read more »
Carbon-fiber composites can be recycled into new material that is as strong and lightweight as the originals, according to a team of CU-Boulder researchers. The researchers, in a paper published online in the journal Advanced Materials, say their new process is energy-efficient and cost-effective, thus addressing traditional barriers to carbon-fiber … Read more »