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Scholarship Given to North Carolina Student Thanks to a Donation from the NCCC

09/26/2017 3:22 PM
Meet the winner of the North Carolina Composting Council/CCREF Young Investigator scholarship, Seth

CCREF Welcomes a New Project Manager to its Staff

07/20/2017 1:43 PM
On June 5th, Wayne Howard joined the staff of CCREF, the first new staff member in over a year.

CCREF is Now Accepting Applications for its Young Investigator's Scholarship

05/17/2017 10:49 AM
The CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship focuses on supporting undergraduate through PhD students,

Ginny Black, CCREF Trustee Chair, is honored at the USCC Annual Conference

02/13/2017 2:01 PM
Recognizing her many years of dedication to the industry, Ginny Black was awarded the Hi Kellogg

Two Companies Receive Awards for Support of CCREF

02/13/2017 1:56 PM
McGill Environmental Systems and Filtrexx International both received awards during the USCC Annual

The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation Announces the Release of the Just Published The Compost & Climate Connection: A Land Manager’s Guide to Organics

02/06/2017 9:57 PM
February 6, 2017…Reston, VA. Exploring the topic of how to manage food scraps, yard trimmings and
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Meet Clara Tang, the Winner of this Year’s Young Investigator Scholarship

11/08/2016 3:12 PM
There were many worthwhile applicants, but Clara, a master’s student at North Carolina State, was

Theme for 2017 International Compost Awareness Week Announced

08/25/2016 10:30 AM
Each year, the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) committee chooses a theme to help

Three Well Known Programs Come to the CCREF

06/29/2016 10:14 AM
January 2016   At the US Composting Council’s (USCC) Board of Director meeting in January the

CCREF is now participating in Amazon Smile

05/19/2016 11:00 AM
CCREF has a new way for people to support the Foundation.  We are now participating in Amazon

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City warms up to green plastic bags - Times of India

Friday, October 20, 2017


City warms up to green plastic bags
Times of India
Raj Jain of Sanjay Enterprises in Coimbatore said, "Our company makes compostable plastic bags certified by the Indian Government. Only four companies in India have the certificate. Many people are interested to use them as they are nature-friendly ...

Sip Smarter By Saying 'No' To Plastic Straws - The Newtown Bee

Friday, October 20, 2017


Sip Smarter By Saying 'No' To Plastic Straws
The Newtown Bee
Aardvark Straws are not only biodegradable and compostable, but they are also made in the United States and are FDA-approved, chlorine free, and come in a variety of colors, designs, and sizes. These alternative items to plastic are not only available ...

Compostable Packaging Materials Market Trends, Forecast, and ... - LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)

Friday, October 20, 2017


Compostable Packaging Materials Market Trends, Forecast, and ...
LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)
Compostable food packaging represents a sustainable, environmentally-friendly method of packaging. Against the backdrop of rising consciousness among ...

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Compostable Packaging Materials Market Trends, Forecast, and ... - LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)

Friday, October 20, 2017


Compostable Packaging Materials Market Trends, Forecast, and ...
LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)
Compostable food packaging represents a sustainable, environmentally-friendly method of packaging. Against the backdrop of rising consciousness among ...

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Packaging 2.0: What's Outside Is Just as Important as What's Inside - Natural Products INSIDER

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Natural Products INSIDER

Packaging 2.0: What's Outside Is Just as Important as What's Inside
Natural Products INSIDER
But developing new packaging materials that protect food and beverages throughout the supply chain—from the factory floor to retail shelves to consumer's hand—while being recyclable, compostable, produced with renewable energy or even edible is a key ...

UT fast food should stop using to-go containers - UT The Daily Texan

Thursday, October 19, 2017


UT The Daily Texan

UT fast food should stop using to-go containers
UT The Daily Texan
Her goal was to reduce the amount of single use and non-compostable packaging in the UT Unions. While her project achieved successes, such as switching from styrofoam to compostable cups at Chick-fil-A, Rhea experienced frustration working with ...

New Studies: Biodegradable Plastics Boost Organic Recycling - Packaging Europe (blog) (press release)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Packaging Europe (blog) (press release)

New Studies: Biodegradable Plastics Boost Organic Recycling
Packaging Europe (blog) (press release)
... jointly released by Corepla, the Italian Consortium for Collecting, Recycling, and Recovering Plastic Packaging, the Italian Composters Consortium (CIC), and Assobioplastiche, the Italian Bioplastic and Biodegradable and Compostable material ...

New Studies: Biodegradable Plastics Boost Organic Recycling - Packaging Europe (blog) (press release)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Packaging Europe (blog) (press release)

New Studies: Biodegradable Plastics Boost Organic Recycling
Packaging Europe (blog) (press release)
Analysing the quality of recycled plastics from 19 waste sorting and recycling facilities around the country, Corepla found that compostable plastics only made up 0.85% of the plastic input. Similar studies by the University of Wageningen show that ...

Designers Take Plastic Packaging off the Streets and out of the ... - News Deeply (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


News Deeply (blog)

Designers Take Plastic Packaging off the Streets and out of the ...
News Deeply (blog)
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy design challenge has awarded $1 million to six innovators who are taking the plastic out of packaging ...

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What's next for rigid packaging? | Smithers Pira - Smithers Pira (press release) (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Smithers Pira (press release) (blog)

What's next for rigid packaging? | Smithers Pira
Smithers Pira (press release) (blog)
Five-year global forecast tracks market opportunites for rigid plastic packaging as it is challenged by flexible formats and growing concern over sustainability.

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Disposable plastic bags vanishing in Avon; point-of-sale ban goes ... - Aspen Times

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Disposable plastic bags vanishing in Avon; point-of-sale ban goes ...
Aspen Times
AVON — If you live near Avon and like having plastic grocery-store bags around the house for additional use, then you'd better start stockpiling them now.

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New Studies Confirm: Biodegradable Plastics Boost Organic ... - PR Newswire UK (press release)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


New Studies Confirm: Biodegradable Plastics Boost Organic ...
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection. This has been ...
Plasteurope.com - PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Call for ...Plasteurope

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Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Research Approch 2017 To 2022 - Otaku Reports (blog)

Monday, October 16, 2017


Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Research Approch 2017 To 2022
Otaku Reports (blog)
Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Research reports 2017 tracks the major market events including product launches, technological developments, mergers & acquisitions, and the innovative business strategies opted by key market players.

Plastic being ingested by fish and humans - SeafoodSource (blog)

Friday, October 13, 2017


Plastic being ingested by fish and humans
SeafoodSource (blog)
Non-compostable plastic must have a premium that would force recycling. It would have to be worldwide edict. There is also hope that as industries worldwide continue to develop new chemical pathways to produce bioplastics, these compostable products ...

St. Paul City Council rejects ban on non-compostable food takeout ... - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

St. Paul City Council rejects ban on non-compostable food takeout ...
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Despite a year of staff outreach and planning, the St. Paul City Council has voted against proposed rules that would restrict restaurants and retailers from offering ...

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Compost controversy in Corvallis over plant-based plastics - KPTV.com

Friday, October 6, 2017


KPTV.com

Compost controversy in Corvallis over plant-based plastics
KPTV.com
A compost controversy is underway in Corvallis. The town's trash collection company says it will no longer accept plant-based plastic silverware and cups because they aren't breaking down fast enough. It's a product many businesses use to be eco ...

A pair of promising compostable packaging options - Packaging Digest

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Packaging Digest

A pair of promising compostable packaging options
Packaging Digest
It's that majority portion of the market that was represented at last month's food and beverage-centered Process Expo, where I found two vendors that offered biopolymer-film based compostable packaging solutions. Both featured novel and distinctly ...

This quiet innovation is changing the world of plastic | GreenBiz - GreenBiz

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


GreenBiz

This quiet innovation is changing the world of plastic | GreenBiz
GreenBiz
When it comes to understanding the world of environmentally friendly packaging, it is easy to become lost in the ever-expanding repertoire of biodegradable, ...

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Compostable 'crafted' cartons perform for artisan food brand - Packaging Digest

Monday, September 25, 2017


Packaging Digest

Compostable 'crafted' cartons perform for artisan food brand
Packaging Digest
New packaging for No Evil Foods entire line of plant-based meat alternatives is more durable and eye-catching than before—and 100% compostable now to better fit with the company's environmental vision and make it easy for consumers to dispose of the ...

Biodegradable Material Could Replace Most Plastic Used To Wrap & Preserve Food - CleanTechnica

Friday, September 22, 2017


CleanTechnica

Biodegradable Material Could Replace Most Plastic Used To Wrap & Preserve Food
CleanTechnica
The world produces about 300 million tons of plastic every year, of which about 10% will end up in the ocean. In the US, about 30 million tons winds up in landfills, and half of that is plastic packaging used to wrap and preserve food. Jeffrey ...

This toolkit is designed to help you determine if a compostable plastics program is appropriate for your organization and to guide you in properly managing your compostable plastics.

*Resources outlined in this toolkit are examples from a variety of sources to help facilitate a better understanding of compostable products and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF).

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