European Parliament Supports Carrier Bag Reduction

European Parliament Supports Carrier Bag Reduction

Berlin, April 16, 2014 – Today, the European Parliament adopted a report to demonstrate its support for decisive action to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe. The Parliament’s report exempts very lightweight plastic carrier bags (below 10 micron thickness) from the scope of any measures. The report further requires their replacement […]

Starbucks Food Waste Becomes Bioplastic Feedstock

Biorefinery Transforms Food Waste to Plastic PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 21, 2012 (ENS) – Starbucks is participating in a project to turn used coffee grounds and stale baked goods from its restaurants into bioplastics. At the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia Monday, a scientist from Hong Kong described her development and successful […]

Bright Future Forecast for Bioplastic Packaging

Bright Future Forecast for Bioplastic Packaging

Rising Demand for Bioplastic | Plastic Bag Ban Report CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 3, 2012 (ENS) – Demand for bioplastics in the United States will expand “strongly” through 2016, when it is expected to reach 550 million pounds, valued at nearly $700 million, finds a new report by The Freedonia Group, issued Monday. Bioplastics, or organic […]