Chitosan Bioplastic Enhances Plants As It Degrades

Chitosan Bioplastic Enhances Plants As It Degrades

Harvard University, March 3, 2014 – Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects — from cell phones to food containers and toys — using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells. The objects exhibit many of the same properties as those created with synthetic […]

Cereplast Ready for Italian Plastic Bag Ban

Cereplast Ready for Italian Plastic Bag Ban

Seymour, Ind., June 4, 2013 (PBBR) – Italy’s plastic bag ban has created some controversy among members of the European Commission (EC). The United Kingdom, with beaches that are clogged with plastic litter, is fighting Italy on its plastic bag ban because it is not sanctioned by the EC under current rules of packaging. The […]

Pres. Obama Announces New Government Bio-Based Products Initiative

Pres. Obama Announces New Government Bio-Based Products Initiative

February 21, 2012 —  U.S. President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum today which sets forth a new, bio-based products initiative.   Directing federal agencies to significantly increase the purchase of bio-based products over the next two years, the memorandum was issued to the heads of executive departments and agencies. As part of his “We Can’t Wait” […]

KFC Selects Compostable Bags

KFC Selects Compostable Bags

KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) chooses compostable bags manufactured by Cardia Bioplastics to replace plastic bags, which were banned by the South Australian Government in May 2009. Monday 01 February 2010 KFC selected Cardia’s compostable bags following comprehensive in store trials that were completed in 2009 with first commercial orders received. The new bags meet Australian […]