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Sustainable Source of Plastics Ingredients Discovered

A new process can convert a wide variety of vegetable and animal fats and oils — ranging from lard to waste cooking oil — into a key ingredient for making plastics that currently comes from petroleum, scientists say. In their report, published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, … Read more »

Tom’s Of Maine Taps Potatoes For Packaging

Tom’s of Maine is exploring ways to use waste potatoes — produced locally in Maine — as packaging for its products. The company is working with researchers at the University of Maine and the Sustainable BioPlastics Council of Maine to develop polylactic acid (PLA) packaging with potatoes that can not … Read more »

Tom’s of Maine Sustainability Report: Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Aim for 2020

Tom’s of Maine Sustainability Report: Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Aim for 2020

Tom’s of Maine is aiming to send zero waste to landfill per ton of product made at its Maine manufacturing site by 2020, according to its newly launched “Goodness Report” web site. The site, a de facto sustainability report, features details on the toiletry company’s 2011 benchmarking along with 2015 … Read more »

Tom’s of Maine, TerraCycle Launch Brand-Blind Recycling

Tom’s of Maine has partnered with recycling company TerraCycle to keep product packaging out of landfills. The free recycling program, called the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade, accepts toothpaste tubes and caps, mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant/antiperspirant containers, plastic soap wrappers and floss containers, regardless of brand. For each … Read more »