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In The News...

June 2021

NatureWorks Announces Key Milestones for Global Manufacturing Expansion with New 75kTa Facility for Producing Ingeo Biopolymer in Thailand

Completion of front-end engineering and recent project approval from the Thailand Board of Investment put the new fully integrated manufacturing complex on schedule to open in 2024.

April 27, 2021 PRESS RELEASE

NatureWorks and IMA Announce New Strategic Partnership for the Compostable Coffee Pods Market

Partnership will accelerate the availability of a turn-key solution for K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods in North America with unmatched performance in converting, assembly, filling, brewing, and taste.

Ingeo Newsletter Volume 14, Issue 5 September 2019

How Commercial Composting Works!

Video by fellow New Plastics Economy participants Novamont, PepsiCo, and Unilever does a really great job of explaining how commercial composting works, the high standards/testing that goes into certifying products as compostable, and how littering is not composting. Take a look!

PepsiCo notes:  PepsiCo is working to make our packaging 100% recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025. So, what is compostable packaging? How is it composted? And why is it good for the environment? This short video gives an overview of the environmental benefits of compostable packaging, the labeling and certification systems, and proper disposal practices. This video was created in collaboration by PepsiCo, Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, Novamont, Seattle Public Utilities, Amsa, NFL, and Unilever.

 
Hannah Thibedeau · CBC News · Posted: Jun 09, 2019 2:15 PM ET | Last Updated: June 10

Government to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Plastic straws, cotton buds, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery and balloon sticks are just some of the single-use plastics that will be banned in Canada, according to the source.5 days ago

CBC News - CBC.ca

 
Axel Barrett April 2019

Bioplastics News

What is the difference between biodegradable - compostable and oxo-degradable???

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Fresh Healthy Snacks, Good for you and Good for our Earth with NEW 100% Compostable Bags

Press Release­ December 18th, 2018

LET IT ROLL

Ontario packaging films producer keeps growing its share of global business with cutting-edge technologies and unwavering commitment to impeccable quality control ...

Made from APTRA® breathable microporous film, Provent 10,000 clothing does the job

 APTRA protects hospital workers against H1N1 and other body fluid, blood and viral threats 

BI-AX Introduces our European Representative

Thomas Stehl, SIP Solutions Sales and Distribution

23 April 2021

Total Corbion PLA Enters Engineering Stage For New 100 KTpa PLA Plant In Grandpuits, France

Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, confirms that it has kicked off the front-end engineering design stage for its new 100,000 tons per annum Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) plant in Grandpuits, France. The plant, due to be operational in 2024, will be the first of its kind in Europe. It would make Total Corbion PLA the global market leader in PLA, firmly positioned to cater for the rapidly growing demand for Luminy® PLA resins.
3 May 2021 By David Silverberg,Technology of Business reporter BBC 

Food giants respond to worries over packaging

 

When Rebecca Prince-Ruiz recalls how her eco-friendly movement Plastic Free July has progressed over the years, she can't help but smile. What began in 2011 as 40 people committing to going plastic-free one month a year has gained momentum to 326 million people pledging to adopt this practice today.

"I've seen that uptick in interest every year," says Ms Prince-Ruiz, who is based in Perth, Australia, and author of Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters.

23 September 2020

Total Corbion PLA announces the first world-scale PLA plant in Europe

Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, announces  its intention to build its second PLA plant with a capacity ramping up to 100,000 tons per annum. This expansion would make Total Corbion PLA the global market leader in PLA, firmly positioned to cater for the rapidly growing demand for Luminy® PLA resins. The new plant is planned to be located on a Total site in Grandpuits, France and to be operational in 2024.  
Emily Chung · CBC News · Posted: Mar 11, 2020 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 11

Compostable plastics often go to landfill. Here's one venue that gets them composted

Ottawa's National Arts Centre and its composter show careful sourcing, testing, training are key

Chinese plastics makers are switching to biodegradable materials as Beijing stresses on pollution-free economic progress

Ryan Swift  

Published: 6:30am, 23 Mar, 2019

Celplast:  Plastics, Sustainability & Metallized Film 

It’s 2019 and the plastic choke is well and truly on. One wonders about how much longer before the ocean “taps out” and pictures, like the one below, of a garbage patch off the coast of Hawaii make for grim reading...

NatureWorks Announces 100 Percent Third-Party Certified Sustainable Feedstock by 2020

February 14, 2019

BOPP Processor Focuses on Specialties

At one time, BI-AX International produced millions of pounds of BOPP film a year for a wide range of commodity products. But it has since transitioned toward higher-value niche products for medical and packaging. 

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From Corn To Plastics And Back Video

 Evlon is a crystal clear, compostable packaging film, manufactured from NatureWorks PLA. NatureWorks is derived from plants, widely accessible, renewable natural resources. Evlon film can be used in many packaging applications.

 

 

Hospital Workers' Clothing Inadequate to Protect Against H1N1 and Other Body Fluid, Blood and Viral Threats, According to Kappler, Inc.

Made From APTRA® Breathable Microporous Film, Provent 10,000 Clothing Does the Job, but Education Is Required to Establish Higher Standards for Front-Line Healthcare Workers