Local resource recovery drives bioplastics standards globally (Lexology)

The push to overhaul the use of conventional plastics with bio-based and/or biodegradable alternatives is supported by many multi-national companies, particularly in the various consumer goods industries. Therefore, international standardization of the bioplastic packaging or (single use) product content is seemingly foreseeable, if not inevitable. However, recent legal initiatives looking into this previously unregulated sector…

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Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger (Plastics Technology)

Next-generation bioplastics company Danimer Scientific, Bainbridge,Ga., has strengthened its market position through a business merger with Live Oak Acquisitions Corp., Great Falls, Va. The latter is a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, which raises cash in an initial public offering with the goal of buying a private company is a deal that takes the acquired company public.…

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Best Bioplastic Gift Ideas

Find the perfect bioplastic gift for every holiday, budget, and person on your list. We have put together a roundup of some fantastic plastic ideas. Make somebody happy with a healthy surprise while doing something good for our planet. 1. Biodegradable cup made of rice husk, starch The H12-CR003 model from Fine Ocean Imp. & Exp.…

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The Circular Benefits of Bioplastics

The very first bioplastic product was made in 1860: a billiard ball made from cellulose. However, bioplastics are still more expensive to produce than plastics, majorly because of cheap oil. Therefore, there must be other advantages why million tons of bioplastics are already being produced instead of plastics (the reasons of a circular economy): Bioplastics…

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Bioplastics: An Overview

There are many misconceptions and myths regarding bioplastics. For example, as opposed to the belief of many, not all bioplastics are biodegradable, but bioplastics can be used in engineering applications.: According to European Bioplastics e.V., “a plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or both”. So just as there…

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