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Product Announcement: Plastic Compound Proves Biodegradable in the Sea

Product Announcement: Plastic Compound Proves Biodegradable in the Sea

A new plastic compound from Biologiq has been proven to be marine biodegradable: tests performed by Eden Research Laboratory show biodegradation of 97% in ocean water within a one-year period. The target applications for the new resin are drink cups, straws, lids, and grocery sacks.

Ketchup Slips Smoothly from These Packets, Reducing Food and Plastics Waste

Ketchup Slips Smoothly from These Packets, Reducing Food and Plastics Waste

A new method for making food packaging more “slippery” could help cut food and plastic waste, researchers say. According to a study in Scientific Reports (via New Food Magazine), a technique that involves wicking chemically compatible vegetable oils into the surface of common extruded plastics – like the small packets … Read more »

Industry Association: ‘Uncollected Plastics Hurt the Environment; Let’s Fix It’

Industry Association: ‘Uncollected Plastics Hurt the Environment; Let’s Fix It’

The Plastics Industry Association today publicly acknowledged the environmental challenge presented by uncollected plastics, and announced its commitment to “preventing and mitigating marine debris through strengthened recovery systems around the globe.” The association pinpointed a number of priorities to bolster its commitment and “meaningfully” address marine debris, including: educating manufacturers … Read more »

E-Commerce Giant Lazada Joins Movement to Tackle Plastic Pollution

E-Commerce Giant Lazada Joins Movement to Tackle Plastic Pollution

Lazada, an e-commerce giant in Southeast Asia is yet another entity that adopted World Environment Day’s Beat Plastic Pollution theme. The website offered all visitors a list of suggestions that could substitute for single-use plastic items like plastic bags, cups, straws and even diapers. Lazada’s presence spreads across Singapore, Malaysia, … Read more »

APP Initiative Aims to Improve Water Quality on Indonesia’s Islands

APP Initiative Aims to Improve Water Quality on Indonesia’s Islands

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is hoping to improve water quality and management on Indonesia’s Pari Island by piloting a project that includes water resource technology and water management efforts. APP will also provide the Pari Island community with water sanitation and hygiene training, and will educate tourists on smarter … Read more »

Lego To Start Producing Pieces From Plant-Based Plastic

Lego To Start Producing Pieces From Plant-Based Plastic

Lego plans to begin selling the first pieces produced using plant-based plastic this year. The company says that the polyethylene for these botanical-themed elements will be sourced from sugarcane.

Manufacturers: Please Use More Recycled Resins and Become ‘Champions,’ Urges APR

Manufacturers: Please Use More Recycled Resins and Become ‘Champions,’ Urges APR

Manufacturers are being asked to identify and use more postconsumer resin in their industrial applications; the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is calling on the manufacturing industry to increase the use of these recycled resins in order to boost market demand and improve

C&I Companies Can Expect Improvement in Plastics Recycling, Says BPFRG

C&I Companies Can Expect Improvement in Plastics Recycling, Says BPFRG

British manufacturing companies can expect a steady stream of “valuable plastic material” for use in their operations, if the British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has its way. The group is launching a strategy that will use both industry-led initiatives and regulation in the hopes of improving plastic recycling in the … Read more »

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