Entries by Margherita


The Compost Network

Grant gives BioPak go-ahead for composting infrastructure expansion   The Australian Government has announced $10.5 million in grants to support waste recovery in Australia, with 11 successful applicants to be awarded funding as part of the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund. Grant winner BioPak will use the funding to develop and support its new nationwide […]

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European Bioplastics Market update 2020

Bioplastics continue to become mainstream as the global bioplastics market is set to grow by 36 percent over the next 5 years Source: European Bioplastics Berlin, 2 December 2020 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented today at the 15th EUBP Conference, confirm the continued dynamic growth of the […]

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NatureWorks announces additional lactide monomer purification technology to expand the availability of Ingeo biopolymer from Blair facility

The manufacturing upgrades increase NatureWorks’s responsiveness to rapidly evolving market dynamics and high demand for Ingeo™️ (PLA) biomaterials. MINNETONKA, Minn., September 22, 2020 – NatureWorks, the world’s leading manufacturer of low-carbon PLA biomaterials, today announced a slate of manufacturing technology projects, including lactide monomer purification efficiency, that will increase the availability of the full Ingeo™️ (PLA) […]

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Packaging Europe webinar – What’s the role of bioplastics in a sustainable packaging future?

On 10th September, Packaging Europe, the leading intelligence resource for European packaging professionals, presented the webinar: What’s the role of bioplastics in a sustainable packaging future? Tim Sykes, Brand Director at Packaging Europe, moderated a panel of three experts comprising Hasso Von Pogrell, Managing Director at EUBP, Gary Tee, UK Sales Director at TIPA, and […]

Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill 2020 approved by the Parliament of South Australia

On 9th September 2020, the South Australian Parliament enacted the Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill 2020 which aims to restrict and prohibit the manufacture, production, distribution, sale and supply of certain single-use and other plastic products in South Australia. The Act, which is likely to come into force in early 2021, applies […]

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Report predicts bioplastics growth

By Sustainability Matters PHOTO CREDIT: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Pawarun   Report predicts bioplastics growth With multiple environmental benefits, bioplastics could be vital in helping solve the world’s plastic problem. About eight million pieces of plastic make their way into the world’s oceans each day, representing a global-scale pollution problem that is not going anywhere without serious intervention. Bioplastics — […]