Compostable market news

How to convert CO2 to bioplastics in the age of global warming

How to convert CO2 to bioplastics in the age of global warming

Global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2) which trap heat in the atmosphere and warms the globe, is becoming increasing prevalent with unsustainable human activity ...
‘Difficult but doable’: Malaysia’s aim to ban the use of plastic bags by 2025

‘Difficult but doable’: Malaysia’s aim to ban the use of plastic bags by 2025

Cigarette butts, plastic bottles, takeaway containers, food wrappers, plastic bags, and straws.  These are just some of the waste items that are collected from the coastlines during Reef Check’s international ...
Packaging goes green: Say no to single-use plastic and yes to sustainable packaging solutions

Packaging goes green: Say no to single-use plastic and yes to sustainable packaging solutions

July 3, International Plastic Bag Free Day, is a good time to shine the spotlight on alternative packaging solutions that are ecologically sensitive. What do materials like bagasse (sugarcane residue), ...
Packaging producers have to act now!

Packaging producers have to act now!

While the focus of the plastic packaging sector continues to be strongly directed at sustainability, recycling rates have not kept pace with ambitions, according to a new report from Rabobank.Companies ...
Paris to ban single-use plastic from the 2024 Olympic Games

Paris to ban single-use plastic from the 2024 Olympic Games

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Friday the city planned to ban single-use plastic when it holds the 2024 Olympic Games as part of efforts to tackle a global plastic ...
G7 commits to ending plastics pollution by 2040

G7 commits to ending plastics pollution by 2040

The G7 economic bloc of some of the world’s largest economies is out with a declaration committing its member countries to end plastics pollution by 2040, including taking steps to ...
Towards a circular economy through next-generation bioplastics

Towards a circular economy through next-generation bioplastics

The path to a green society could be boosted by increasing the productivity of agricultural crops that are providing cellulose to make environmentally friendly bioplastics. Perched on the edge of ...
Plastics without pollution? Lab-made enzymes could be key to creating new bioplastics

Plastics without pollution? Lab-made enzymes could be key to creating new bioplastics

A London-based start-up, FabricNano, is developing a system to produce plastics without oil and gas in a bid to make bio-based and sustainable chemicals more commonly available. The chemical sector ...