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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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P&G wants to double level of recycled resin in its packaging


October 13, 2014 4:32 pm ET

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. is out with expanded sustainability goals, including a desire to double the company's use of recycled resin in plastic packaging.

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JCI looking at nanoparticle coatings to reduce VOCs in auto interiors


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

In an effort to improve interior air quality in the cars for which it supplies parts, the interiors division of Johnson Controls Inc. recently explored methods of reducing levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cabin air.

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