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Grant Award to Composting Council Foundation Funds Development of Professional Composter Certification

03/12/2015 12:39 PM
The 11th Hour Project has awarded the Composting Council’s Research and Education Foundation(CCREF)
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International Year of Soils

02/11/2015 1:15 PM
Across the globe, nations are taking note of a potential soil crisis on the horizon. Leaders are coming together in the International Year of Soil to raise awareness internationally and here in the U.S.

New Leadership for the National Compostable Plastics Task Force

11/24/2014 4:39 PM
At the recent US Composting Council (USCC) Annual Conference in Oakland, California, Matt Cotton (pictured above), of Integrated Waste Management, and Rhodes Yepsen of Novomont, were “inaugurated” as co-chairs of the USCC's Compostable Plastics Task Force.
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Snact launches bars from unwanted bananas to tackle food waste - FoodIngredientsFirst

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Snact launches bars from unwanted bananas to tackle food waste
FoodIngredientsFirst
Wrapped in cutting edge home-compostable packaging, the bars are bound to be a hit with eco-conscious consumers, but the brand's owners are keen to point out that the bars are as much about "taste" as they are about waste. Offering one of the first ...

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For the Common Good: Bakery turns out hand-crafted treats - Traverse City Record Eagle

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Traverse City Record Eagle

For the Common Good: Bakery turns out hand-crafted treats
Traverse City Record Eagle
... team" at Common Good Bakery. Gollan said the eatery is "giving back as part of our business plan" by working with Food Rescue, using compostable packaging and high-efficiency lighting and equipment. Common Good has a community-supported bakery ...

Hemingway Coffee Launches in Detroit with Earnest Conservation Effort - Daily Coffee News

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Daily Coffee News

Hemingway Coffee Launches in Detroit with Earnest Conservation Effort
Daily Coffee News
Hemingway Coffee vows to “become the most conservation-conscious coffee on the planet” — an ambitious claim, indeed — through compostable and omni-degradable packaging, and membership to the environmental nonprofit 1% for the Planet.

Borough Market to phase out plastic bottle sales with free fountains ... - The Guardian

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


The Guardian

Borough Market to phase out plastic bottle sales with free fountains ... - The Guardian

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


The Guardian

ATTN SF: You Can Now Recycle Bubble Wrap, Plastic Bags, And More In Your Blue Bins - SFist

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


ATTN SF: You Can Now Recycle Bubble Wrap, Plastic Bags, And More In Your Blue Bins
SFist
(Just to confused things, milk cartons without plastic spouts, and all waxy cardboard, are technically still compostable, but they want them recycled now.) Also for the blue bin: bottle caps, spray cans, clean pizza boxes (greasy ones go to compost ...

Global Lubricants Packaging Market 2017-2021 - Fragmented ... - Business Wire (press release)

Monday, August 21, 2017


Global Lubricants Packaging Market 2017-2021 - Fragmented ...
Business Wire (press release)
Global Lubricants Packaging Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report also ...

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Global Lubricants Packaging Market 2017-2021 - Fragmented ... - Business Wire (press release)

Monday, August 21, 2017


Global Lubricants Packaging Market 2017-2021 - Fragmented ...
Business Wire (press release)
Global Lubricants Packaging Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report also ...

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Meet Gigafood, the Tesla-inspired Swedish startup that wants to feed a billion people without compromising on health ... - Business Insider Nordic

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Business Insider Nordic

Meet Gigafood, the Tesla-inspired Swedish startup that wants to feed a billion people without compromising on health ...
Business Insider Nordic
Ecological menu, compostable packaging and only bike deliveries. “Our entire menu is ecological, and our packaging are compostable, and we only use bike deliveries through [food app] Wolt and [courier service] Move by Bike. So we're not compromising on ...

Daily Digest: Paper or plastic, it'll cost you - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

Friday, August 18, 2017


Daily Digest: Paper or plastic, it'll cost you
Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
From this story about the proposed ordinance: It requires retailers to collect a fee for any bags they provide to customers, including plastic, paper, compostable and reusable bags. There are exceptions, including bags used to package bulk grocery ...

Companies should keep an eye on end-of-life for products - Plastics News

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Plastics News

Companies should keep an eye on end-of-life for products
Plastics News
Most of the claims involve the recyclability of the product or directly address its end of life as either compostable, oxo-degradable or biodegradable. The biodegradation of plastic products means they can be decomposed by bacteria and other living ...

5 cent bag fee? Mpls. considers options | KARE11.com - KARE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


KARE

5 cent bag fee? Mpls. considers options | KARE11.com
KARE
The Minneapolis City Council on Friday will consider an ordinance that would impose a five cent fee on all plastic and paper bags at retail outlets. The fee would ...

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Around the Island: Acting locally to fight climate change - East Bay Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


East Bay Times

Around the Island: Acting locally to fight climate change
East Bay Times
... your foodware is reusable (for example, metal utensils that stay in the restaurant and get washed and reused — or an insulated cup that you brought yourself), easily compostable (for example, fiber-based with ZERO compostable plastics — think ...

At UB, students work on social awareness along with the bottom line - Buffalo News

Friday, August 11, 2017


Buffalo News

At UB, students work on social awareness along with the bottom line
Buffalo News
As a young Boy Scout, Warren Emblidge Jr. was taught to leave his campsite cleaner than how he found it. Today, as chairman of 150-year-old Swan Street company McCullagh Coffee Roasters, he feels the same responsibility toward the environment.

Global Compostable Plastics Market 2017- Biotec GmbH, Novamont ... - First Newshawk

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Global Compostable Plastics Market 2017- Biotec GmbH, Novamont ...
First Newshawk
Worldwide Compostable Plastics Market 2017 presents a widespread and fundamental study of Compostable Plastics industry along with the analysis of ...

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Hobart City Council to phase out plastic takeaway food containers ... - ABC Online

Monday, August 7, 2017


ABC Online

Hobart City Council to phase out plastic takeaway food containers ...
ABC Online
Plastic food containers and utensils used by takeaway stores are set to be phased out by the Hobart City Council in what it is calling a nation-leading move.

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Study examines the future of liquid paperboard packaging to 2022 ... - Packaging World

Monday, August 7, 2017


Packaging World

Study examines the future of liquid paperboard packaging to 2022 ...
Packaging World
Significant growth is expected, with liquid paperboard packaging for dairy products, including alternative-milk beverages, leading the market, followed by ...

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Stakeholders advance project to coordinate marker technologies - Plastics Recycling Update

Thursday, August 3, 2017


Plastics Recycling Update

Stakeholders advance project to coordinate marker technologies
Plastics Recycling Update
But much work remains to be done within those categories. Stakeholders need to continue exploring using tracer and watermarks to distinguish food from non-food packaging, recyclable from compostable plastics, and monolayer from multi-layer materials, ...

Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications - Plastics Technology

Wednesday, July 26, 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

Wednesday, July 26, 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 ...

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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