On January 31, in Hai Duong Province, U.S. Ambassador Marc Knapper and the high-ranking diplomatic delegation of the U.S. Embassy visited An Phat Holdings at the headquarters of An Phat Bioplastics JSC – a subsidiary of An Phat Holdings (APH) and the leading corporation in Southeast Asia in the field of manufacturing and exporting high […]

Switzerland-based startup Noriware is developing CO2-neutral, plastic-free alternatives to conventional plastic products using seaweed. The company claims its biodegradable algae packaging uses 100% raw natural materials, “making them even edible.”  Noriware was founded in 2021 by Jessica Farda, who, inspired by the sustainable and circular economy concept around seaweed, started to develop algae plastic prototypes […]

Abu Dhabi has reduced the use of single-use plastic bags in retail stores by 87 million since the emirate introduced a ban on June 1.  The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi said the reduction is equivalent to half a million bags a day, with the overall use of single-use plastic bags down by more than 90 […]

California-based material innovation company Cove announced a partnership with Los Angeles premium organic grocer Erewhon, making it the first retailer for Cove’s fully biodegradable water bottles. The bottle and cap are made of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA).    Cove’s 20-ounce water bottles will sell for $2.99 at all six Erewhon stores throughout Los Angeles starting December 1, as […]

The European Union (EU) is considered a fastidious and demanding market for imported products. Meeting EU standards will be a great opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to raise management experience and build better global market expansion strategies. The story of conquering the EU market of AnEco compostable products of An Phat Holdings is a clear demonstration.

Coles Group will be launching MyEcoBag™ compostable bag products by SECOS in 770 retail stores across Australia.  The selection by Coles follows a recent range review involving SECOS’ compostable products and is on the back of significant sales growth year on year for MyEcoBag™ in Woolworths stores.  SECOS Group develops and manufactures sustainable packaging materials, […]

On November 2, the Organizing Committee of the Vietnam National Brand Program announced that AnEco compostable bags were awarded as “Vietnam National Brand”. This is the first time in nearly 20 years that biodegradable products have appeared in the ranking of Vietnam Value – the only program of the Vietnamese Government to promote the image […]

To An Phat Holdings, 2022 marks an essential milestone in the development journey. This year, An Phat Holdings celebrates 20 years of establishment – 20 years of “aspirational footsteps” together towards glory, 20 years of building a solid foundation for realizing dreams of a green future. From steady business growth Founded in 2002, having spent […]

Angel Yeast (Yichang, Hubei, China), a globally listed yeast and yeast extract manufacturer, has inked an agreement with Bejing based PhaBuilder Biotechnology (China) to build a large manufacturing base for polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) in Yichang. The pair will set up a joint venture company to drive the application of synthetic biology in the biotechnology industry. PHA […]

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 […]