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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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India wants to double consumption of cheap material in 5 yrs, what about its plastic waste? - Economic Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Economic Times

India wants to double consumption of cheap material in 5 yrs, what about its plastic waste?
Economic Times
CSE's Singh says the government is not doing much to encourage more sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic packaging. “Most people cannot afford Rs 5 or Rs 10 cloth bags.” Sanghavi says innovations like biodegradable plastic, which could be ...

Solid waste authority moving toward zero waste - Las Cruces Sun-News

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Solid waste authority moving toward zero waste
Las Cruces Sun-News
Boutiques like the new “Package Free” in Brooklyn are selling sustainable products with virtually no packaging; the presentation of products in the store looks very similar to what customers saw 70 years ago in old-time mercantiles. Get rid of the ...

Richmond Transfer Station to expand operation - Ricentral.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Richmond Transfer Station to expand operation
Ricentral.com
Plastic containers, bigger than 2 gallons, cannot be recycled. Plastic bags, chip bags, candy wrappers, and compostable plastics cannot be recycled, either. Although Barber said that some residents have complained about the transfer station's stricter ...

Releases New Report on the Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market - LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)

Friday, June 23, 2017


LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)

Releases New Report on the Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market
LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)
Such favorable factors has led to a boom in the compostable foodservice packaging market. Compostable food service packaging differs slightly from the biodegradable food service packaging in terms of the end product which is generated from their ...

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Asia's Booming Plastics Industry Prompts Ocean Pollution Fears - Voice of America

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Voice of America

Asia's Booming Plastics Industry Prompts Ocean Pollution Fears
Voice of America
A booming plastics and packaging industry in Asia – including China – is being driven by rising incomes and consumption, with analysts saying a growing ...

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Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market 2017 Penley Corporation, Cereplast, BioBag Canada, Biosphere ... - People Today 24

Thursday, June 22, 2017


People Today 24

Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market 2017 Penley Corporation, Cereplast, BioBag Canada, Biosphere ...
People Today 24
Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market The Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market 2017 inspects the execution of the Compostable Foodservice Packaging advertise, encasing a top to bottom judgment of the Compostable Foodservice Packaging ...

Biodegradable and Biobased Plastics Not Created Equal - Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)

Biodegradable and Biobased Plastics Not Created Equal
Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
The demand for bioplastics has increased dramatically over the last few years, but there still tends to be a lot of confusion about the terms used in environmental claims. Bioplastics are often labeled one, or a combination, of biobased, biodegradable ...

Susan Nugent: Take individual action to fight climate change - Gainesville Sun

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Gainesville Sun

Susan Nugent: Take individual action to fight climate change
Gainesville Sun
According to Plastic Oceans, 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans annually. These numbers prompted France to take action, banning non-compostable plastic plates and cutlery. Some South Florida Publix stores have eliminated plastic bags.

Alameda looks at banning plastic utensils, lids, straws at restaurants - East Bay Times

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


East Bay Times

Alameda looks at banning plastic utensils, lids, straws at restaurants
East Bay Times
Santa Cruz County's Sustainable Packaging Ordinance, which city officials are using a model, requires all plastic lids, stirrers, straws and “to go” food containers be compostable or recyclable. In order to be considered “compostable,” the items must ...

BizVibe Examines the Rapid Shift Towards Sustainable Packaging ... - Business Wire (press release)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Business Wire (press release)

BizVibe Examines the Rapid Shift Towards Sustainable Packaging ...
Business Wire (press release)
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--What is sustainable packaging? It is the development and use of packaging which results in improved sustainability – sometimes ...

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Stena Line replaces plastic shopping bags - Marine Log

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Marine Log

Stena Line replaces plastic shopping bags
Marine Log
JUNE 20, 2017 — Stena Line distributes almost one million plastic shopping bags every year on board the 36 vessels operating on the ferry company's 20 routes in Europe. Now they are are being replaced with a fully biodegradable bag. ”Plastics ending ...

Help Reduce Plastic Waste With A Compostable Sandwich Bag - PSFK (subscription)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


PSFK (subscription)

Help Reduce Plastic Waste With A Compostable Sandwich Bag
PSFK (subscription)
The next time you prepare a sandwich for work or school, it could be a guilt-free experience. LunchSkins offers 100% recyclable and compostable sandwich bags that are environmentally friendly, unlike their plastic counterparts. Just imagine how much ...

Germany: New packaging law sets new targets for packaging recycling - Resource Magazine

Monday, June 19, 2017


Germany: New packaging law sets new targets for packaging recycling
Resource Magazine
In 2016, France adopted a 'Green Growth and Energy Transition law', making mandatory the use of bio-based, home-compostable packaging for certain uses like vegetable bags in supermarkets, with packaging to contain 30 per cent bio-based content by ...

All That Online Shopping Has Cardboard Consequences - NBCNews.com

Saturday, June 17, 2017


NBCNews.com

All That Online Shopping Has Cardboard Consequences
NBCNews.com
And as it grows in popularity, I think smart people, who like to use it, will demand a little bit better environmental packaging. And I believe it exists out there. It's just expensive," said Gelin, suggesting compostable bags instead of plastic ones ...

GUEST BLOG: The Difference Between Biobased & Biodegradable Plastics - Waste Management World

Friday, June 16, 2017


Waste Management World

GUEST BLOG: The Difference Between Biobased & Biodegradable Plastics
Waste Management World
Bioplastics are often labelled as either one of, or a combination of biobased, biodegradable or compostable. Green Dot Bioplastics' Kevin Ireland explains some of the differences and advantages of each. What are the differences between biodegradable ...

Chicago Restaurants Ditch Disposable Straws for a Day to Cut Plastic Waste - Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Chicago Restaurants Ditch Disposable Straws for a Day to Cut Plastic Waste
Chicago Tonight | WTTW
The event, which coincided with World Ocean Day, was part of the aquarium's ongoing #SheddTheStraw campaign encouraging people to switch from single-use plastic straws to reusable or biodegradable alternatives. Americans use an estimated 500 ...

Novamont to Raise Renwable Content of Compostable Bioplastic to 40% - Waste Management World

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Waste Management World

Novamont to Raise Renwable Content of Compostable Bioplastic to 40%
Waste Management World
At the recent G7 environmental summit in Bologna, Italian biotech firm Novamont unveiled its decision to introduce a 40% minimum threshold for bio-based content in all of its MATER-BI compostable bioplastics. The company is bringing forward the targets ...

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Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market 2017 Eco Products Inc. (USA), Biosphere Industries LLC (US ... - World Of WallStreet

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market 2017 Eco Products Inc. (USA), Biosphere Industries LLC (US ...
World Of WallStreet
The latest report Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market by QY Research added to it's database and brings to light the comprehensive study and factual information of global market. The report also provides the global market segmentation based on ...

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Berkeley considers banning plastic straws, replacing with paper or compostable ones - KTVU San Francisco

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


KTVU San Francisco

Berkeley considers banning plastic straws, replacing with paper or compostable ones
KTVU San Francisco
BERKELEY, Calif. (Lisa Fernandez/KTVU) - Sodas are already taboo in Berkeley, so why not nix plastic straws too? The Berkeley City Council voted on Tuesday to explore what forbidding the use of plastic straws in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in ...
VIDEO: Berkeley moving closer to banning plastic straws in restaurantsKRON4.com
Berkeley Is Considering Banning Plastic StrawsMRCTV (blog)
Berkeley Declares War on Plastic StrawsGrub Street
SFist -UPROXX
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Harnessing Nature's Technology: The Biomimicry Toolkit - Sustainable Brands

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Harnessing Nature's Technology: The Biomimicry Toolkit
Sustainable Brands
Others were inspirational, such as the group that took elephants, who act as ecosystem managers of the savannah for their numerous positive impacts, to think of a completely compostable packaging system wherein materials could be deposited anywhere ...

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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