Toray Plastics (America) has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable.
IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a catalytic chemical process that can turn PET, a type of plastic commonly used in food packaging and polyester clothing, into a renewable resource.
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most successful plastics and is used to produce bottles and fibers for clothing. However, petroleum-based building blocks are used to produce PET.
Fraser and Neave, Limited (F&N) has collaborated with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and set up a laboratory in Singapore to create novel products and recipes for its array of beverage products.
Switching material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging’s climate impact by 99 per cent.
Tuesday night’s War on Waste episode broadcast by the ABC featured BioPak compostable bioplastic BioCups as a solution Kiama High School canteen are implementing to divert waste from landfill, and avoiding the use of conventional plastic.
Each year, millions of tons of waste across the globe are caused by end-of-life vehicles, with their rubber, metal and plastic components.
DBA the Eco Connect Bottle® System is a patented container coupling technology that utilizes a precise exclusive recess molded into the bottle base to enable empty bottles to be firmly connected to each other, and different types of functional connector pieces to construct several useful household items like desks, tables, trash bins, storage cubes, toys, and even building insulation.
These days, grocery stores contain aisle after aisle of products encased in plastic packaging. This practice preserves food and might help prevent food waste, but does the environmental cost justify it? The cover story of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, looks into the matter.
Researchers at the Masdar Institute have tried to create a technology that would enhance the ability of some types of plastics to slow down the process of oxidation. Oxidation is the natural phenomenon that leads to food getting spoilt. The study backs UAE’s position in being a regional leader in the plastic industry worldwide.