MINNEAPOLIS - Environmental Technologies USA Inc. of Min-neapolis sold 80 percent of wholly owned subsidiary, Clean Green Polymers Inc., to StarchTech Inc. Clean Green Polymers holds the rights to a starch-based plastics technology developed by the University of Minnesota. The technology adapts various types of starches into injection moldable, plasticlike products such as bottles, caps, films and bags. StarchTech purchased Clean Green Polymers for $469,500.
Sonoco, PPI form bag recycling deal
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Sonoco Pro-ducts Co.'s High Density Film Products Division and Plastics Products Inc. are streamlining bag collection and recycling.
Under the deal, bags deposited by shoppers at in-store collection sites supported by Sonoco will be shipped to Plastics Products' Utica, N.Y., recycling facility. Besides selling the plastic re-grind, Plastics Products will use it in a variety of end-products.
Sonoco is based in Hartsville, and Plastics Products is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill.
Mount Olive, N.J.-based BASF Corp.'s Polymers Division has an educational program on the environment called "Sustainable Devel-opment - A Plan for the Future." The program can be modified for any grade level.