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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

Second Grant Award to Composting Council Research and Education Foundation to Fund Development of a Professional Composter Certification Program

04/19/2016 1:41 PM
The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, has awarded a second grant of

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Vail Resorts Makes 'Epic Promise' For Zero Footprint - CBS Local

Thursday, July 27, 2017


CBS Local

Vail Resorts Makes 'Epic Promise' For Zero Footprint
CBS Local
Engaging with vendors to reduce packaging and to source recyclable and compostable products. Working with local resort communities to increase options for reuse and diversion. Increasing awareness and engagement with employees and guests through ...
Vail Resorts Moves to Have Zero Environmental Impact by 20305280 | The Denver Magazine
Vail Vows to Invest $25M in Energy Saving ProjectsEnergy Manager Today

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Eco-café is making a difference - Times Online - Auckland

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Times Online - Auckland

Eco-café is making a difference
Times Online - Auckland
Based out of a renovated trailer in Wynyard Quarter, Wander Eco-cafe prides itself on using fully compostable packaging, mostly organic ingredients and offering fresh baked wholesome foods that come directly from owner to customer. “Our goal is to ...

City encourages sustainability for National Night Out - Southwest Journal

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


City encourages sustainability for National Night Out
Southwest Journal
The city suggests lining the organics cart so organics can be placed directly in it. Cart liners can be 33-gallon paper lawn and leaf bags or compostable plastic bags. Paper lawn and leaf bags can be found at all hardware stores, and compostable ...

Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Transparent Barrier Packaging Films Market in Food Industry from 2017 ... - Business Wire (press release)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Business Wire (press release)

Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Transparent Barrier Packaging Films Market in Food Industry from 2017 ...
Business Wire (press release)
Clondalkin, one of the prominent vendors supplying transparent barrier packaging films across the globe, has a separate product segment for bio-degradable films. It offers bio-degradable and compostable packaging films for various food and frozen-food ...

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Liquid paperboard sees growing demand in 'alt-milk' products - DairyReporter.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


DairyReporter.com

Liquid paperboard sees growing demand in 'alt-milk' products
DairyReporter.com
The report states production of LPB and food/cupstock (FCS) boards combined passed the 7m tonne mark in 2015. This has grown by over 3% annually on average since 2012. Reaching 7.2m tonnes in 2016, this segment of the packaging market was worth ...

The Plastic Waste Crisis and Your Food: Here's Everything You Need to Know - Food & Wine

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Food & Wine

The Plastic Waste Crisis and Your Food: Here's Everything You Need to Know
Food & Wine
Berkeley is doing its part to cut back the city's plastic use: earlier this year, the city considered a proposal that would ask bars, restaurants, and coffee shops to swap plastic straws for compostable or reusable options—a plastic straw ban, if you ...

Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications - Plastics Technology

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Plastics Technology

Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications
Plastics Technology
The company has developed a multi-layer thermoformed capsule using its Ingeo PLA that is said to provide a cost-effective compostable solution. (Capsules can also be designed for compression molding and injection molding.) Barrier properties are said ...

Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications - Plastics Technology

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Plastics Technology

Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications
Plastics Technology
The company has developed a multi-layer thermoformed capsule using its Ingeo PLA that is said to provide a cost-effective compostable solution. (Capsules can also be designed for compression molding and injection molding.) Barrier properties are said ...

At Tipping Point for Plastics, Tipa Technology Emerges to Solve Recycling Disaster - Benzinga

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


At Tipping Point for Plastics, Tipa Technology Emerges to Solve Recycling Disaster
Benzinga
You can treat our plastic packaging like any other organic waste and literally toss it into a compost with your food and the entire package will turn into compost and together with the whole compost, will regenerate new plant life," said Daphna ...

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At Tipping Point for Plastics, Tipa Technology Emerges to Solve Recycling Disaster - Benzinga

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


At Tipping Point for Plastics, Tipa Technology Emerges to Solve Recycling Disaster
Benzinga
It's this tipping point for plastics that motivated Israeli-based company, Tipa Corp., to develop and manufacture a breakthrough certified-compostable flexible film. It's the first flexible film of its kind that can be easily incorporated into a large ...

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Smithers Pira forecasts Steady growth for liquid paperboard demand 2017-2022 - Smithers Pira (press release)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Smithers Pira (press release)

Smithers Pira forecasts Steady growth for liquid paperboard demand 2017-2022
Smithers Pira (press release)
This interest includes consumers, brand owners, converters and regulators and spans a number of different means to realise the goal of furthering the use of sustainable, recyclable and compostable packaging into the mainstream. Marketing to more ...

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Honolulu mayor signs expanded plastic bag ban bill into law on Oahu - KHON2

Monday, July 24, 2017


KHON2

Honolulu mayor signs expanded plastic bag ban bill into law on Oahu
KHON2
Compostable plastic bags will also be banned. “There's no longer going to be plastic bags. You're going to have to come in with your own reusable bag, just like the other counties have,” said Caldwell. Currently on Oahu, grocery stores and retailers ...

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Honolulu mayor to sign latest 'plastic bag ban' into law - WENY-TV

Monday, July 24, 2017


Honolulu mayor to sign latest 'plastic bag ban' into law
WENY-TV
Honolulu, HI -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will sign Oahu's latest plastic bag ban into law, on Monday. Effective in July of next year, Bill 59 (2016) FD1, CD3 will require businesses to charge a 15-cent fee for each reusable, compostable plastic or ...

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Stillwater Lumberjack Days festival tackles low-waste initiative - Stillwater Gazette

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Stillwater Gazette

Stillwater Lumberjack Days festival tackles low-waste initiative
Stillwater Gazette
... up in the trash. While some individual vendors have taken steps in the past to cut down on trash and use biodegradable plastics and paper products, Lumberjacks Days has taken recycling and composting a step further this year. Working with the ...

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Should St. Pete ban single-use plastic bags? - WMNF

Friday, July 21, 2017


WMNF

Should St. Pete ban single-use plastic bags?
WMNF
“…any decision to ban traditional polyethylene plastic grocery bags in favor of bags made from alternative materials (compostable plastic or recycled paper) will result in a significant increase in environmental impacts across a number of categories ...

Women Breaking The Mold: Leslie Harty - Plastics News

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Plastics News

Women Breaking The Mold: Leslie Harty
Plastics News
Leslie Harty, president of Maverick Enterprises, in Monroe, N.C., said she has been pushing for better biodegradable plastic products for 15 years, starting at a time when the idea was new to practically everyone. "I had to educate myself of the types ...

Connelly: You can't draw straws at the Seattle Aquarium - seattlepi.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


seattlepi.com

Connelly: You can't draw straws at the Seattle Aquarium
seattlepi.com
... with one-use plastic beverage bottles, part of a campaign the waterfront aquarium and counterparts across America hope will not be straws in the wind. The plates at the Seattle Aquarium are made of compostable paper, and flatware of compostable ...

Brewbudz Bringing Pot-Infused, Compostable Coffee Pods to Colorado – but When? - Westword

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Westword

Brewbudz Bringing Pot-Infused, Compostable Coffee Pods to Colorado – but When?
Westword
But Brewbudz believes its infusion process and sustainable packaging set it apart from other drink makers. Instead of infusing its coffees, teas and cocoas with THC and CBD concentrates, which lose cannabinoids and terpenes during extraction, Brewbudz ...
Get your buzz on with eco- (and 420) friendly cannabis Keurig-compatible coffeeMetro US

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The compostable cup you can't compost, and the trouble with our recycling system - The Sydney Morning Herald

Friday, June 30, 2017


The Sydney Morning Herald

The compostable cup you can't compost, and the trouble with our recycling system
The Sydney Morning Herald
... trying to do the right thing, but its problems doing so reveal serious issues with Australia's recycling industry. Frustrated stakeholders have taken to pointing fingers at each other; meanwhile, cutting-edge sustainable packaging continues to pile ...

First Fully Compostable Valve Coffee Bag Hits the Market - Daily Coffee News

Friday, June 30, 2017


Daily Coffee News

First Fully Compostable Valve Coffee Bag Hits the Market
Daily Coffee News
Excuse the oxymoron, but the eco-minded packaging company Elevate Packaging earlier this month launched a fully compostable, valved, 1-pound bag, which is currently available only in shiny silver. The company says the bioplastic film used for the bags ...

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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