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Latest News on Bioplastics

Bioplastics are plastics made from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, or microorganisms. Bioplastics can be made from 100% renewable resources -most recent studies-, or for several years already, from a mix of renewable and fossil-based feedstocks, being less eco-friendly but with most of the properties of traditional plastics.

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  • Polymers, Vol. 14, Pages 4113: PLA/PHB-Based Materials Fully Biodegradable under...
    In order to make bioplastics accessible for a wider spectrum of applications, ready-to-use plastic material formulations should be available with tailored properties. Ideally, these kinds of materials should also be “home-compostable” to simplify their organic recycling. Therefore, materials based on PLA (polylactid acid) and PHB (polyhydroxybutyrate) blends are presented which...
    Source: MDPI by Mária Fogašová
  • Making the Case for Intercropping
    A new study supports the practice of cultivating more than one crop in a field at a time, moving away from a monocrop model. The post Making the Case for Intercropping appeared first on Modern Farmer....
    Source: Modern Farmer by Shea Swenson
  • These 3D-printed bioplastic lids can turn any old jar into a Swiss Army knife of...
    The French industrial design studio Extrude has developed 10 ingenious lid holders that can turn a humble jar into a piggy bank, a soap holder, even an ashtray. In the 19th century, jars were invented to keep food from spoiling, but these perfect little vessels have since become a favorite...
    Source: FastCoDesign by Elissaveta M. Brandon
  • Improving microbial electrosynthesis with novel cathode modifications
    Professor Arpita Bose discusses how iron-based mediators can enhance electron uptake in electrotrophic bacteria, which are employed as biocatalysts in microbial electrosynthesis technologies. The post Improving microbial electrosynthesis with novel cathode modifications appeared first on Open Access Government....
    Source: Open Access Government by Nick Wilde
  • Bioplastics Companies Struggle to Meet Demand
    Brand owners are pressuring the biopolymers industry to commercialize materials and ramp up production, IDTechEx reports....
    Source: Packaging Digest by Posted by staff
  • Green Dot Bioplastics Introduces 9 New Compostable Resins
    Polymers with faster biodegradability that target packaging and single-use applications are suitable for film (shown), sheet, and thermoforming processes....
    Source: Packaging Digest by Posted by staff
  • A biomass-derived plastic similar to PET that meets the criteria for replacing s...
    The post A biomass-derived plastic similar to PET that meets the criteria for replacing several current plastics appeared first on Innovation Toronto....
    Source: Innovation Toronto by innovation
  • A piece of the puzzle into climate research: freshwater wetlands microbes
    Emily Davenport and Arpita Bose discuss the case for freshwater wetlands as vital pieces of the solution for climate change and sustainable energy synthesis. The post A piece of the puzzle into climate research: freshwater wetlands microbes appeared first on Open Access Government....
    Source: Open Access Government by Emily
  • Origin Materials and LVMH Beauty partner for sustainable packaging solution
    Origin PET is recyclable in the same manner as fossil-based PET within the existing infrastructure. The post Origin Materials and LVMH Beauty partner for sustainable packaging solution appeared first on Packaging Gateway....
    Source: Packaging Gateway by Jangoulun Singsit
  • Will Hempcrete Ever Catch On?
    It’s a dream green building material. Why aren’t farmers interested? The post Will Hempcrete Ever Catch On? appeared first on Modern Farmer....
    Source: Modern Farmer by Judith Matloff
  • This plastic-free oral care set is an all-in-one sustainable alternative for dai...
    This plastic-free oral care set is an all-in-one sustainable alternative for daily use or travel kits!Small parts of our routine tend to have a big environmental impact, for instance, floss is good for our teeth but it is terrible for the......
    Source: YankoDesign by Chi Thukral
  • This floating mobile campus is 100% self-sufficient & facilitates programs f...
    This floating mobile campus is 100% self-sufficient & facilitates programs for our sustainable future!Manhattan is an island but also one of the world’s most popular cities. The land area is not large enough to support all the people who......
    Source: YankoDesign by Chi Thukral
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