Entries by Margherita Caggiano

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NatureWorks Selects General Contractor for New Fully Integrated Ingeo™️ PLA Biopolymer Manufacturing Facility in Thailand

Early-works construction on the new biopolymer manufacturing site began in June 2022 with expected completion of the facility on schedule for the second half of 2024. PLYMOUTH, Minn., November 9, 2022 – NatureWorks, the world’s leading manufacturer of low-carbon polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers made from renewable resources, has selected TTCL Public Company Limited (SET: TTCL) […]

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Confoil and BASF cooperate to develop certified compostable dual ovenable paper tray for packaging of ready-to-eat meals

DualPakECO® trays are made of lightweight paperboard and coated with BASF’s biopolymer ecovio® PS 1606 Commercially compostable solution extends end-of-life options for paperbased food packaging and supports organics recycling Performance regarding processing, sealing, printability and strength on same level as conventional PET food trays Food trays can be used in microwave and conventional ovens, in […]

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Compost Connect Update

Compost Connect is a brand-agnostic and not-for-profit initiative that aims to divert organic waste from landfill by connecting foodservice businesses to composters and certified compostable packaging suppliers. Businesses can sign up by heading to the Compost Connect website, typing in their suburb or postcode, finding the nearest compost partner to them and requesting a quote […]

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2022 ABA Scholarships Announced

The Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA), in partnership with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), has announced the winners of the annual ABA Scholarship program for Australia and New Zealand. The Scholarship program enables one eligible candidate the opportunity to undertake a Diploma in Packaging Technology valued at $9,000 and a second person the opportunity to […]

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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 […]