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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

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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Steady progress at green resort Constance Ephelia Seychelles ... - eTurboNews

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


eTurboNews

Steady progress at green resort Constance Ephelia Seychelles ...
eTurboNews
Constance Ephelia Seychelles adheres to a comprehensive sustainable management plan to limit the resort's environmental impact on its pristine natural ...

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Issues Of The Environment: Working Towards Zero Waste At Michigan Stadium - WEMU

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


WEMU

Issues Of The Environment: Working Towards Zero Waste At Michigan Stadium
WEMU
Sodexo (food service management company for U-M stadium) switched many concession products and packaging to compostable versions in 2016, testing durability and fan feedback. Recyclables are sent to a recycling facility, and, in 2017, compostable ...

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


News Deeply (blog)

Designers Take Plastic Packaging off the Streets and out of the Ocean
News Deeply (blog)
At the Our Ocean conference, six companies, including PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Mars, committed to make all their plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. (The commitments are voluntary, however, and no enforcement mechanism ...

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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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St. Paul taking gentler approach toward business regulation - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Minneapolis Star Tribune

St. Paul taking gentler approach toward business regulation
Minneapolis Star Tribune
... food packaging that retailers can use. On Wednesday, they will consider a gentler approach — education and encouragement — to achieve their goal of protecting the environment by getting businesses to use only recyclable, reusable or compostable ...

Disposable plastic bags vanishing in Avon; point-of-sale ban goes ... - Summit Daily News

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Summit Daily News

Disposable plastic bags vanishing in Avon; point-of-sale ban goes ...
Summit Daily News
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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Company Uses Mushrooms to Grow Plastic Alternatives - JSTOR Daily

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


JSTOR Daily

Company Uses Mushrooms to Grow Plastic Alternatives
JSTOR Daily
... co-founder of Ecovative, a company aiming to reduce our dependence on plastic and other toxic or non-decomposable materials by making biodegradable alternatives. For several years, Ecovative has been manufacturing eco-friendly packaging supplies, ...

Company Uses Mushrooms to Grow Plastic Alternatives - JSTOR Daily

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


JSTOR Daily

Company Uses Mushrooms to Grow Plastic Alternatives
JSTOR Daily
Humans are “addicted” to plastic, says Gavin McIntyre, chief scientist and co-founder of Ecovative, a company aiming to reduce our dependence on plastic and other toxic or non-decomposable materials by making biodegradable alternatives. For several ...

New studies confirm: biodegradable plastics boost organic recycling ... - WorldPressOnline (press release)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


New studies confirm: biodegradable plastics boost organic recycling ...
WorldPressOnline (press release)
WorldPressonline news and press release distribution services dedicated to the world trade press of the packaging, food, cosmetics, health, beauty care, ...
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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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