Entries by Margherita Caggiano

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CJ BIO and NatureWorks Working Towards a Master Collaboration Agreement to Commercialize Novel Biopolymer Solutions

Companies announce signed letter of intent to collaborate on creating advanced products based on industry-leading Ingeo™ PLA and PHACT® PHA technologies to meet growing demand for sustainable materials across wide array of markets. Woburn, MA and Plymouth, MN – 24 May 2022 –CJ BIO, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang and leading producer of […]

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Fruit & veg shopping gets even greener as Woolworths rolls out compostable bags in SA

Source: Woolworths Group South Australia is the first state where Woolworths has introduced compostable fruit and vegetable bags, now available in the fruit and veg departments of all 67 stores across the state. According to Woolworths, the switch has the potential to divert up to 70 tonnes of plastic waste from landfill each year, with […]

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2022 ABA Scholarship Program now open

The Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA), is pleased to announce that the 2022 ABA Scholarship program for Australia and New Zealand is now open for submissions. The scholarship program is coordinated in partnership with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), and will enable one eligible candidate the opportunity to undertake a Diploma in Packaging Technology valued […]

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Assessment of Agricultural Plastics and their Sustainability – A Call for Action

According to the UN FAO report, 10 million tons of agricultural plastics are globally spread to soil, burnt in the open air and dumped. “The urgency for coordinated and decisive action cannot be understated.”, FAO says. The report published by FAO on 7th December 2021 assesses the types and quantities of plastic products, their benefits […]


News Release ABA Agricultural Plastics Group

At the 2021 AGM, members of the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) voted to form the Agricultural Products Group to enable focus for those members who have interest in agricultural plastics applications which include the following. Protective films Piping, irrigation and drainage Nets and mesh Twine and ropes Bagging Storage trays Labels. Many thousands of tonnes […]


Cardia Biopolymer welcomes a new team member

The Cardia BioPlastics team would like to welcome Deanna Crawshaw. Deanna joins the Cardia team as National Sales Manager responsible for Council and Retail business. She will play an instrumental role in supporting the next stage of growth for the Cardia Bioplastics business as Cardia seeks to accelerate plans to launch new brands in Australia […]


EUBP announced restriction of PFAS in products and materials certified with the Seedling Logo

Due to the rising public concerns about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in packaging, especially food packaging, European Bioplastics has decided to ensure that products and materials certified with the Seedling logo do not contain any of these substances, nor that PFAS have been used during the production process. Read the announcement

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Report tabled – Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Plastics Reduction) Bill 2021

Parliament of New South Wales announced the release of the report of Portfolio Committee No. 7 – Planning and Environment, entitled Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Plastics Reduction) Bill 2021.  The report was tabled with the Clerk of the Parliaments on 12 August 2021. The report is available on the Parliament of New South […]