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Uganda scientists invent bioplastics for wrapping nursery seedlings from farm wastes

Uganda scientists invent bioplastics for wrapping nursery seedlings from farm wastes

Agricultural scientists from Uganda have invented biodegradable plastics for use in wrapping nursery seedlings made from farm wastes in a bid to face off non-biodegradable plastics that seedlings nursery operators ...
Nearly 90% of people call on UK government to support compostables as “solution to plastic crisis”

Nearly 90% of people call on UK government to support compostables as “solution to plastic crisis”

New data shows that the majority of UK adults support substituting conventional plastic with compostable alternatives and want local authorities and government to do more to incentivise the collection of ...
Japan’s Mitsui eyes building $550m U.S. bioplastics plant

Japan’s Mitsui eyes building $550m U.S. bioplastics plant

Bio-PET factory, one of world’s largest, would cut carbon emissions tied to drink bottles.   TOKYO — Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. will decide next year whether to build a ...
New Zealand to mandate compostable stickers for imported fruit starting mid-2025

New Zealand to mandate compostable stickers for imported fruit starting mid-2025

The Government of New Zealand has passed legislation that will restrict a wide range of plastic products to be sold in New Zealand, including non-compostable produce stickers. Produce stickers for ...
Prepping bio-based nanomaterials for the market

Prepping bio-based nanomaterials for the market

An open call issued by an EU-backed project is giving SMEs and other companies the chance to make their bio-based technologies and solutions market-ready.  Spanish plastics technology company AIMPLAS has ...
More single-use plastics banned in New South Wales (Australia)

More single-use plastics banned in New South Wales (Australia)

Single-use plastics (designed to be used once and disposed of) may be cheap and convenient, but the cost to the environment is enormous. The New South Wales (NSW) Government is ...
Maha govt (India) tweaks policy on single-use plastics, allow products made from compostable materials

Maha govt (India) tweaks policy on single-use plastics, allow products made from compostable materials

The Maharastra government has permitted the production of straws, cups, plates, forks and spoons made from ‘compostable’ materials by making changes to the policy on single-use plastic, a senior official ...
HMSHost introduces BIOLO biodegradable straws to US airport dining venues

HMSHost introduces BIOLO biodegradable straws to US airport dining venues

USA. Global travel restaurateur HMSHost has partnered with BIOLO to introduce PHA biodegradable straws in numerous dining venues at US airports across California, Washington, Texas, North Carolina, and Florida. The ...