This ‘Bio Plastic’ Is 100% Compostable And Poised To Change The World

Posted on Friday, October 27th, 2017 by

We can’t lie to ourselves anymore. Plastic is oil. It doesn’t biodegrade (instead it photodegrades, breaking into smaller and smaller pieces). It’s poison to animals and a scourge for our wildlands and waterways. Seriously, this stuff is the worst. The problem is that — at this moment in human history — we need it. It’s […]

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Two years of co2 saving with bioplastic packaging

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by

Exactly two years ago, in the Autumn 2014, Officina naturae changed direction in making an effort to increase its sustainable footprint. In fact, since that October, the packaging of household cleaners – especially the 1 liter and 750 ml bottles, and 4 liter cans–, usually made of conventional PE, were replaced with a similar bioplastic […]

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100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by

Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food. All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress.  So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field? 1. 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics The Italian company Bio-On from Bologna is specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials, including Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers with […]

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Ford and Jose Cuervo Partner To Make Bioplastic From Agave

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by

Why would an American car company and a Mexican tequila company ever team up? In the case of Ford Motor Co. and Jose Cuervo: to make bioplastics from an agave byproduct. Ford researchers are testing the durability and heat resistance of the agave material for use in vehicle interior and exterior components like wiring harnesses, […]

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Bioplastic cones improve efficiency of Thailand’s local rubber agriculture

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by

Initial trials for new, bio-based and biodegradable root protection cone for rubber trees by Corbion, Maxrich and Global Bio-Polymers have been promising Natural rubber is a key agricultural product in Thailand. Currently, rubber trees are planted in nurseries, above ground, in either polyethylene (PE) film bags or polypropylene (PP) cones. These containers ensure that the […]

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Scientists explore environmental advantages of horticultural bioplastics

Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by

New bioplastic materials may enable gardeners to tend their plants more sustainably and could even help plants “self-fertilize” and grow healthier roots, according to research conducted by Iowa State University horticulturists. Bioplastics present a range of environmental advantages, such as improved biodegradability, that conventional petroleum-based plastics can’t claim, said William Graves, associate dean of the […]

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Two Years of co2 savings with bioplastic packaging

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by

In the Autumn 2014, Officina naturae changed direction in making an effort to increase its sustainable footprint. In fact, since that October, the packaging of household cleaners – especially the 1 liter and 750 ml bottles, and 4 liter cans–, usually made of conventional PE, were replaced with a similar bioplastic packaging, in specific terms […]

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Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by

All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress this year.  So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field? 1. 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics The Italian company Bio-On from Bologna is specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials, including Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers with the same thermo-mechanical properties of the […]

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Ford and Jose Cuervo use tequila producer’s plant byproduct to develop bioplastics

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo® to explore the use of the tequila producer’s agave plant byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles. Ford and Jose Cuervo are testing the bioplastic for use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses, HVAC units and storage bins. […]

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Bioplastic cones improve efficiency of Thailand’s local rubber agriculture

Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by

Corbion, Global Bio-Polymers, and Maxrich announced their collaboration on the development of a biodegradable root growth container to improve the agricultural efficiency and environmental performance of rubber tree plantations. Initial trials for new, bio-based and biodegradable root protection cone for rubber trees by Corbion, Maxrich and Global Bio-Polymers have been promising Natural rubber is a […]

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