The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products[1] recommending the replacement of non-biodegradable, conventional polymers with biodegradable, bio-based polymers. “We welcome this recognition of the environmental benefits of these bioplastic products”, commented François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP). “Bio-based and soil-biodegradable […]

Các loại củ quả sẽ không còn bị “bọc nylon” tại Pháp từ 1/2022

In a bid to reduce plastic waste, France is banning plastic packaging for nearly all fruit and vegetables from January 2022, the environment ministry announced this week. Implementing a February 2020 law, the government published a list of about 30 fruits and vegetables that will have to be sold without plastic packaging from 1 January. […]

The leaders of two of the world’s largest plastic makers today called for a global agreement among nations to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, urging governments and stakeholders worldwide to press for a treaty resolution at upcoming United Nations meetings. Dow Chairman and CEO Jim Fitterling and LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel participated in today’s […]

Những loại nhựa hết-khả-năng tái chế trước kia giờ đây được tái sinh nhờ công nghệ Hydro-PRT

Mura Technology, the UK-based pioneer of an advanced process capable of recycling mixed plastic waste and its global exclusive licensing partner, KBR, have today announced that Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, a core company of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (MCHC) Group, has decided to develop its first Hydro-PRT (Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Technology) project in Japan.  “This the […]

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Plastics producers have called for the creation of a framework to set a mandatory recycled content target within the European Union by 2030. PlasticsEurope, which represents around 100 companies producing more than 90% of all polymers in Europe, has called for a 30% target to be set by the start of the next decade, following the European […]

Food-safe packaging without an environmental downside: plastics manufactured with the additive feature a custom stall period that delays the onset of decomposition if not recycled. Australia-based Twelve8 Technology has launched a plastics additive that enables polymers blended with it to decompose naturally, without industrial treatment, within two years. The PaktoEarth RAWS-Tech additive decomposes to water, […]

Lễ ký kết thỏa thuận đầu tư của LG Chem và tỉnh Chungnam và thành phố Seosan

LG Chem will make a large-scale domestic investment to foster eco-friendly materials in the petrochemical sector. This is to initiate transformation of the business structure towards high value-added sustainability businesses and eco-friendly materials. On the 19th, LG Chem announced that it will invest a total of 2.6 trillion Korean won by 2028 to build a […]

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Today, the Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘ReturnthePlastics: A Citizen’s Initiative to implement an EU-wide deposit-system to recycle plastic bottles’. The organisers of the initiative call on the Commission to present a proposal to: implement an EU-wide deposit-system to recycle plastic bottles, incentivise all EU Member States that supermarkets (chains) which […]

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 global bioplastics industry. “Our industry has successfully weathered the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. And the outlook for bioplastics is also promising as the global market is predicted to […]

UC Chemical and Process Engineering academic Dr Heon Park with co-author UC Engineering PhD student Lilian Lin and examples of the materials they're studying.

Biodegradable plastics are supposed to be good for the environment but, rather paradoxically, because they are designed to degrade quickly, they can’t be recycled. Offering a potential solution, New Zealand researchers have found that compostable plastic can be turned into a foam that functions as building insulation as a way of recycling the material. University […]