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Bio-based Plastics

Following recent pledges by the UK Government to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042, a report from NNFCC argues that bioplastics will be a strength for the British circular economy. Read more

Environment

Nigel Flowers, director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK offers his tips on switching from PET to bio-based PEF feedstocks for packaging moulders. Read more

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LEGO has announced that "sustainable" bricks produced from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane will be launched in its sets this year. Read more

Materials

Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

Richard McKinlay of Axion Consulting sheds light on the use of biodegradable alternatives plastics. Read more

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Bioplastics Magazine presented Italian compounders Maip with an award for technical innovation in a bio-PHBH compound for light switches. Read more

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Cosmetics brand Bulldog has used its pooch-asing power to show some woof to the planet. Read more

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A bio=based PET constituent will be produced in Denmark after an agreement between Braskem and Haldor-Topsoe. Read more

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Polycarbonate researchers have produced a more eco-friendly polymer, replacing BPA with a lemon-derivative that maintains conventional thermal properties. Read more

Materials

Reverdia has supplied Biosuccinium, a 100 per cent biobased succinic acid, as raw material for the TPU used in a new range of sustainable footwear. Read more

Materials

Bio-Fed, a maker of films, has turned to using castor oil as a feedstock. Read more

Materials

Chemical giant BASF has joined the foundation with focuses on ‘Circular Economy 100’ and ‘New Plastics Economy’ groups. Read more

Industry News

An Israeli start-up company that develops biodegradable films is set to launch a new range of sustainable packaging to the UK market. Read more

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Finnish dairy producer, Valio, has become the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plastics derived from plants and paperboard. Read more

Materials

Gordon Thompson, Technical Manager at the Renewable Energy Association, writes for BP&R on the definitions, differences and distinguishing factors in order to clarify an often-misunderstood area. Read more

Environment