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Plastic particles showing up in Germany's Lake Constance


October 21, 2014 1:16 pm ET

While Fakuma 2014 exhibitors and visitors occupied themselves with topics like molding of micro-sized plastic parts during the show, the presence of micro-scale plastic particles several kilometers away in Lake Constance, Europe's third largest...

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Bioplastics, design join forces for SOMA


October 21, 2014 11:33 am ET

A polylactic acid made by Germany's Fraunhofer UMSICHT is a key part of the Soma home water filtration system, which its developers call the “first 100 percent compostable” filtration system on the market.

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Corbion Purac collaboration taking bioplastics into even more uses


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Corbion Purac NV's collaboration with Taiwan-headquartered compounder Supla Co. Ltd. and Taiwan electronics producer Kuender & Co. is paying dividends, with the debut of what it claims is the world's first bioplastic touch screen computer housing at ...

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Metabolix closing Germany operations


October 16, 2014 2:28 pm ET

Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. will end business operations in Germany at the end of 2014, according to documents the company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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New Amcor, Method project taking sustainability to a platinum level


October 16, 2014 11:28 am ET

Amcor Rigid Plastics will have a bottle production operation within a factory which is aiming to be the world's first LEED platinum certified manufacturing facility in its industry.

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Tetra Pak ready to begin making first all plant-based package


October 16, 2014 9:33 am ET

Packaging giant Tetra Pak is rolling out what it said will be the industry's first carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.

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Post-consumer plastic recycling rates continue strong growth


October 15, 2014 9:18 am ET

Post-consumer plastic bottle recycling tonnage increased by another 4.3 percent last year, continuing what is now a growth spurt that's lasted more than two decades.

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Toray opens cogeneration system in RI


October 15, 2014 1:28 pm ET

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is now operating a second cogeneration system at the company's campus in Rhode Island.

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Taiwanese bioplastics maker gets cash infusion


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

A cash injection of more than $10 million from a new owner has Taiwanese bioplastics firm Green Miracle Technology Co. Ltd. planning for a new compounding factory, after opening molding and extrusion plants in mainland China this year.

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Reusable bag is friendly both for the environment and local businesses


October 14, 2014 9:16 am ET

The Austrian city of Berndorf has made shopping more environmentally friendly and promote local businesses by introducing the Berndorf Bag, a bag constructed from woven plastic.

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