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Three CREF Awards Given at COMPOST2022

04/07/2022 10:35 AM
January 2022CREF gave out three awards during the January conference to thank those who have gone

The CREF Board of Trustees has announced that two new trustees have recently joined the Board

01/07/2022 12:33 PM
The CREF Board of Trustees has announced that two new trustees have recently joined the Board,

Compost Use Applications – A Return on Investment (ROI) Project Finished and Available on Website

01/07/2022 12:32 PM
In 2020 during the COMPOST2020 conference, many people and organizations donated generously to fund

ICAW 2022 Contests Winners Announced

12/06/2021 1:25 PM
The winners of both the ICAW 2022 Poster Contest and the video contest have been chosen. This year’s

College Compost Research Scholarship Winners Announced

06/28/2021 12:35 PM
The CREF Board of Trustees has announced the winners of this year's Compost Research Scholarships

New Trustee Joins the Board

06/28/2021 12:34 PM
The CREF Board of Trustees has welcomed Noura Bakr to join the board.  Noura is appointed as

CREF Recognizes Two People for Ongoing Support and Service

01/27/2021 8:41 AM
Each year, the Foundation highlights companies or individuals that have shown long-term, continued

The Winners of the ICAW 2021 Poster & Video Contests Were Announced

12/23/2020 10:44 AM
Out of hundreds and hundreds of entries from around the world, Anastasia Skachko’s entry was chosen

Soluble Salts Webinar Held December 9th

12/23/2020 10:42 AM
After the CCREF paper on soluble salts in compost went through the peer-review process, the

Two Scholarships are Awarded to College Students for Their Compost Research Projects

06/24/2020 12:29 PM
The CCREF Board of Trustees has announced the winners of this year's Compost Research Scholarships

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Stashed-away ice cream maker leads to sweet success for Copley man - Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Stashed-away ice cream maker leads to sweet success for Copley man  Akron Beacon Journal

Coffee Capsule Filling and Sealing Machinery Market May See a Big Move | Bosch Packaging Technology, Romiter Machinery, Spreafico Srl – The Daily Vale - The Daily Vale

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Coffee Capsule Filling and Sealing Machinery Market May See a Big Move | Bosch Packaging Technology, Romiter Machinery, Spreafico Srl – The Daily Vale  The Daily Vale

Love Saves The Day launches sustainability campaign for 10th anniversary - Planetradio.co.uk

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Love Saves The Day launches sustainability campaign for 10th anniversary  Planetradio.co.uk

Menu: New urban market garden in Cork; and check out the dawn chorus at Longueville House - Irish Examiner

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Menu: New urban market garden in Cork; and check out the dawn chorus at Longueville House  Irish Examiner

How to Solve the Problem of Plastic Packaging - Wired.co.uk

Friday, May 20, 2022

How to Solve the Problem of Plastic Packaging  Wired.co.uk

Aluminum Packaging Is Trending in Beauty Right Now. Is It Really Better Than Plastic? - Allure

Friday, May 20, 2022

Aluminum Packaging Is Trending in Beauty Right Now. Is It Really Better Than Plastic?  Allure

Aluminum Packaging Is Trending in Beauty Right Now. Is It Really Better Than Plastic? - Allure

Friday, May 20, 2022

Aluminum Packaging Is Trending in Beauty Right Now. Is It Really Better Than Plastic?  Allure

Morning Buzz: May 20 - FOX 17 West Michigan News

Friday, May 20, 2022

Morning Buzz: May 20  FOX 17 West Michigan News

Isle of Wight firm tackles issue of sustainable packaging - Isle of Wight County Press

Friday, May 20, 2022

Isle of Wight firm tackles issue of sustainable packaging  Isle of Wight County Press

Isle of Wight firm tackles issue of sustainable packaging - Isle of Wight County Press

Friday, May 20, 2022

Isle of Wight firm tackles issue of sustainable packaging  Isle of Wight County Press

TC Transcontinental receives recognition from the Pet Sustainability Coalition - Pet Food Processing

Friday, May 20, 2022

TC Transcontinental receives recognition from the Pet Sustainability Coalition  Pet Food Processing

TC Transcontinental receives recognition from the Pet Sustainability Coalition - Pet Food Processing

Friday, May 20, 2022

TC Transcontinental receives recognition from the Pet Sustainability Coalition  Pet Food Processing

Rollito Vegano Launches Sinsalchichon Vegan Salami - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine

Friday, May 20, 2022

Rollito Vegano Launches Sinsalchichon Vegan Salami - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine  vegconomist - the vegan business magazine

OTC Markets Group Welcomes good natured Products Inc. to OTCQX - GlobeNewswire

Friday, May 20, 2022

OTC Markets Group Welcomes good natured Products Inc. to OTCQX  GlobeNewswire

Defra avoiding 'meaningful scientific discussion' on compostables, says BBIA - Resource Magazine

Friday, May 20, 2022

Defra avoiding 'meaningful scientific discussion' on compostables, says BBIA  Resource Magazine

Genuine Tea says its packaging won't end up in landfills — but most of it does. How its frustrated effort to go green reveals a broken system - The Peterborough Examiner

Friday, May 20, 2022

Genuine Tea says its packaging won't end up in landfills — but most of it does. How its frustrated effort to go green reveals a broken system  The Peterborough Examiner

Genuine Tea says its packaging won't end up in landfills — but most of it does. How its frustrated effort to go green reveals a broken system - The Peterborough Examiner

Friday, May 20, 2022

Genuine Tea says its packaging won't end up in landfills — but most of it does. How its frustrated effort to go green reveals a broken system  The Peterborough Examiner

Ilip offers the packaging perspective | Article - Fruitnet

Friday, May 20, 2022

Ilip offers the packaging perspective | Article  Fruitnet

Genuine Tea says its packaging won’t end up in landfills — but most of it does. How its frustrated effort to go green reveals a broken system - Toronto Star

Friday, May 20, 2022

Genuine Tea says its packaging won’t end up in landfills — but most of it does. How its frustrated effort to go green reveals a broken system  Toronto Star

Genuine Tea says its packaging won’t end up in landfills — but most of it does. How its frustrated effort to go green reveals a broken system - Toronto Star

Friday, May 20, 2022

Genuine Tea says its packaging won’t end up in landfills — but most of it does. How its frustrated effort to go green reveals a broken system  Toronto Star

Demand for circular polymers surges on effective government regulations, large corporate pledges - polymerupdate.com

Friday, May 20, 2022

Demand for circular polymers surges on effective government regulations, large corporate pledges  polymerupdate.com

Walmart begins search for sustainable packaging | Greenbiz - GreenBiz

Friday, May 20, 2022

Walmart begins search for sustainable packaging | Greenbiz  GreenBiz

Walmart begins search for sustainable packaging | Greenbiz - GreenBiz

Friday, May 20, 2022

Walmart begins search for sustainable packaging | Greenbiz  GreenBiz

Students help write zero waste ordinance - South Whidbey Record

Friday, May 20, 2022

Students help write zero waste ordinance  South Whidbey Record

Adventures in Dehydrating – Part 2! - The Trek

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Adventures in Dehydrating – Part 2!  The Trek

Eco-Products Introduces New Compostable Sandwich Wrap - Packaging Strategies

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Eco-Products Introduces New Compostable Sandwich Wrap  Packaging Strategies

Sainsbury's announces new packaging ban that affects every UK store - The Mirror

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Sainsbury's announces new packaging ban that affects every UK store  The Mirror

Global Biodegradable Plastic Market (2022 to 2027) - by Type, End Use and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business Wire

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Global Biodegradable Plastic Market (2022 to 2027) - by Type, End Use and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

The Key Ingredients Shaping The Future Of Food - Forbes

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Key Ingredients Shaping The Future Of Food  Forbes

Mound launches organics recycling program | Community | hometownsource.com - ECM Publishers

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Mound launches organics recycling program | Community | hometownsource.com  ECM Publishers

Extruded Plastics Market – New Business Opportunities and Investment Research Report 2030 | Amcor plc, Berry Global Inc.,Sigma Plastics Group. - Digital Journal

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Extruded Plastics Market – New Business Opportunities and Investment Research Report 2030 | Amcor plc, Berry Global Inc.,Sigma Plastics Group.  Digital Journal

Mushrooms Are the New Cauliflower - PureWow

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Mushrooms Are the New Cauliflower  PureWow

Small Business Packaging Ideas - Geneva Lunch - GenevaLunch.com

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Small Business Packaging Ideas - Geneva Lunch  GenevaLunch.com

Are bioplastics the green solution we have been waiting for? - Plastics News

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Are bioplastics the green solution we have been waiting for?  Plastics News

Growing shift to paper in food packaging anticipated • Recycling International - Recycling International

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Growing shift to paper in food packaging anticipated • Recycling International  Recycling International

Found Treasure: Sweet Reba's and the 'Jelly D' - Edible Monterey Bay

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Found Treasure: Sweet Reba's and the 'Jelly D'  Edible Monterey Bay

Found Treasure: Sweet Reba's and the 'Jelly D' - Edible Monterey Bay

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Found Treasure: Sweet Reba's and the 'Jelly D'  Edible Monterey Bay

Biodegradable Paper and Plastic Packaging Market [WORLDWIDE 2022] : Size, Share, Projected to Deliver Greater Revenues 2030 - Taiwan News

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Biodegradable Paper and Plastic Packaging Market [WORLDWIDE 2022] : Size, Share, Projected to Deliver Greater Revenues 2030  Taiwan News

Leaf Burrito® Announces Case Study on Cost Savings, Reduced Waste in Yard Waste Collection in Charlotte, North - EIN News

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Leaf Burrito® Announces Case Study on Cost Savings, Reduced Waste in Yard Waste Collection in Charlotte, North  EIN News

Aptar is a Proud Supporting Partner of ChangeNOW 2022 - Aptar

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Aptar is a Proud Supporting Partner of ChangeNOW 2022  Aptar

Despite being 100% compostable, these drink cups will still end up in the landfill - Global News

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Despite being 100% compostable, these drink cups will still end up in the landfill  Global News

'Game-changer brands are recognising the potential in closing the loop' - Packaging Europe

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

'Game-changer brands are recognising the potential in closing the loop'  Packaging Europe

'Game-changer brands are recognising the potential in closing the loop' - Packaging Europe

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

'Game-changer brands are recognising the potential in closing the loop'  Packaging Europe

WestRock Releases 2021 Sustainability Report; Updating Goals and Setting Science-Based Targets for Emissions Reduction - Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

WestRock Releases 2021 Sustainability Report; Updating Goals and Setting Science-Based Targets for Emissions Reduction  Yahoo Finance

Compostable packaging producer Promateris reports 22% stronger revenues in Q1 - Romania-Insider.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Compostable packaging producer Promateris reports 22% stronger revenues in Q1  Romania-Insider.com

NSW plastic bag ban coming next month - 9News

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

NSW plastic bag ban coming next month  9News

NSW plastic bag ban coming next month - 9News

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

NSW plastic bag ban coming next month  9News

Find farm-fresh variety and unique goods each Thursday at the Westchase District Farmers Market. - Houston Chronicle

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Find farm-fresh variety and unique goods each Thursday at the Westchase District Farmers Market.  Houston Chronicle

Eco-Friendly Plastic Alternatives: Innovations, Tips, and More - Green Matters

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Eco-Friendly Plastic Alternatives: Innovations, Tips, and More  Green Matters

Agromediterránea replaces plastic with 100% compostable PLA and kraft packaging - hortidaily.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Agromediterránea replaces plastic with 100% compostable PLA and kraft packaging  hortidaily.com

An Excellent Under-$20 Lipstick That’s Compostable (Gasp) - Refinery29

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

An Excellent Under-$20 Lipstick That’s Compostable (Gasp)  Refinery29

Entenmann's Baker Is Committed To A Sweet Future - Forbes

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Entenmann's Baker Is Committed To A Sweet Future  Forbes

Five Approaches For More Sustainable Beauty Packaging | Label and Narrow Web - Label & Narrow Web Magazine

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Five Approaches For More Sustainable Beauty Packaging | Label and Narrow Web  Label & Narrow Web Magazine

Farmers Market is back - Wednesday Journal

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Farmers Market is back  Wednesday Journal

Bay Area Inno - Sustainability changemakers put down roots in Arizona - The Business Journals

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Bay Area Inno - Sustainability changemakers put down roots in Arizona  The Business Journals

Food Scraps Recycling at Eastside Farmer's Market Begins on June 14, 2022 | City of Madison - City of Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Food Scraps Recycling at Eastside Farmer's Market Begins on June 14, 2022 | City of Madison  City of Madison, Wisconsin

What does 'sustainability' mean to Tesco, Scrumbles, and Cotswold Fayre? - FoodNavigator.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

What does 'sustainability' mean to Tesco, Scrumbles, and Cotswold Fayre?  FoodNavigator.com

Aldi removes plastic shrink wrap from baked bean multipacks - Packaging Gateway

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Aldi removes plastic shrink wrap from baked bean multipacks  Packaging Gateway

Global Zero Waste Packaging Market to Reach US$ 2415.90 Million by 2028, Says Coherent Market Insights (CMI) - GlobeNewswire

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Global Zero Waste Packaging Market to Reach US$ 2415.90 Million by 2028, Says Coherent Market Insights (CMI)  GlobeNewswire

Global Zero Waste Packaging Market to Reach US$ 2415.90 Million by 2028, Says Coherent Market Insights (CMI) - GlobeNewswire

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Global Zero Waste Packaging Market to Reach US$ 2415.90 Million by 2028, Says Coherent Market Insights (CMI)  GlobeNewswire

Ecovative Announces New Partnership and New Cooperative Member - Business Wire

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Ecovative Announces New Partnership and New Cooperative Member  Business Wire

8 Best Keto Meal Delivery Services of 2022: Kits & Prepared | mindbodygreen - mindbodygreen.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

8 Best Keto Meal Delivery Services of 2022: Kits & Prepared | mindbodygreen  mindbodygreen.com

Odd Burger Continues Western Expansion with New Vancouver Franchise, Updates in Victoria and Calgary - PR Newswire

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Odd Burger Continues Western Expansion with New Vancouver Franchise, Updates in Victoria and Calgary  PR Newswire

Heinz Ketchup bottles made of paper, not plastic - strategyonline.ca

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Heinz Ketchup bottles made of paper, not plastic  strategyonline.ca

Heinz Ketchup bottles made of paper, not plastic - strategyonline.ca

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Heinz Ketchup bottles made of paper, not plastic  strategyonline.ca

Medication Adherence Packaging Market Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2022 to 2027 - EIN News

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Medication Adherence Packaging Market Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2022 to 2027  EIN News

Trade's Coffee Subscription Was Made With Sustainability In Mind - Mic

Monday, May 16, 2022

Trade's Coffee Subscription Was Made With Sustainability In Mind  Mic

The Skittles Recall Is Just One Example of Dangerous Packaging - The Takeout

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Skittles Recall Is Just One Example of Dangerous Packaging  The Takeout

15 Compost Bins That Won't Clutter a Small Kitchen - POPSUGAR

Monday, May 16, 2022

15 Compost Bins That Won't Clutter a Small Kitchen  POPSUGAR

Heinz unveils plan to make sustainable ketchup bottles from paper - The Independent

Monday, May 16, 2022

Heinz unveils plan to make sustainable ketchup bottles from paper  The Independent

Aldi tells customers to expect baked beans change - Surrey Live

Monday, May 16, 2022

Aldi tells customers to expect baked beans change  Surrey Live

We Need Sustainable Food Packaging Now. Here's Why. - EARTH.ORG

Saturday, May 14, 2022

We Need Sustainable Food Packaging Now. Here's Why.  EARTH.ORG

EarthTalk: I've heard that PPE waste is a growing environmental burden these days. Is anyone working on ways to solve this problem? - Arizona Daily Sun

Saturday, May 14, 2022

EarthTalk: I've heard that PPE waste is a growing environmental burden these days. Is anyone working on ways to solve this problem?  Arizona Daily Sun

Bio-based smart packaging tackles food waste | BIOSMART Project | Results in brief | H2020 | CORDIS | European Commission - Cordis News

Friday, May 13, 2022

Bio-based smart packaging tackles food waste | BIOSMART Project | Results in brief | H2020 | CORDIS | European Commission  Cordis News

Volpi Foods, C-P Flexible Packaging team up for compostable package - Supermarket Perimeter

Friday, May 13, 2022

Volpi Foods, C-P Flexible Packaging team up for compostable package  Supermarket Perimeter

Inno-Pak acquires compostable packaging provider Stalk Market - Packaging Gateway

Friday, May 13, 2022

Inno-Pak acquires compostable packaging provider Stalk Market  Packaging Gateway

Karat Packaging Inc. (KRT) Q1 2022 Earnings Call Transcript - The Motley Fool

Friday, May 13, 2022

Karat Packaging Inc. (KRT) Q1 2022 Earnings Call Transcript  The Motley Fool

Looking beyond the carbon cycle | Article - Packaging Europe

Friday, May 13, 2022

Looking beyond the carbon cycle | Article  Packaging Europe

So close: Compostable packaging gurus HeapsGood wrap up almost $1m in crowdfunding round - Business News Australia

Thursday, May 12, 2022

So close: Compostable packaging gurus HeapsGood wrap up almost $1m in crowdfunding round  Business News Australia

Colorado's EPR for packaging bill headed to governor's desk - Waste Dive

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Colorado's EPR for packaging bill headed to governor's desk  Waste Dive

First eco-solutions manufacturing plant in Singapore opens in Tuas - The Straits Times

Thursday, May 12, 2022

First eco-solutions manufacturing plant in Singapore opens in Tuas  The Straits Times

Another Bay Area community bans single-use plastic for takeout food - San Francisco Chronicle

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Another Bay Area community bans single-use plastic for takeout food  San Francisco Chronicle

Carlsbad Set to Ban ALL Single-Use Plastic Bags and Bottles - NBC San Diego

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Carlsbad Set to Ban ALL Single-Use Plastic Bags and Bottles  NBC San Diego

Europe Compostable Packaging Market : Business Opportunities, Current Trends and Industry Analysis, Pricing Strategy, Latest Technologies Research, New Opportunities Planning and Forecast 2027 | - Digital Journal

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Europe Compostable Packaging Market : Business Opportunities, Current Trends and Industry Analysis, Pricing Strategy, Latest Technologies Research, New Opportunities Planning and Forecast 2027 |  Digital Journal

Help Make Healthy Compost - City of Boulder

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Help Make Healthy Compost  City of Boulder

Apple Producer and Supplier Becomes Australia's First Organic Company to Use Fully Home Compostable Packaging - Packaging Strategies

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Apple Producer and Supplier Becomes Australia's First Organic Company to Use Fully Home Compostable Packaging  Packaging Strategies

"World first with EN-certified 3-layer film for home composting" - hortidaily.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

"World first with EN-certified 3-layer film for home composting"  hortidaily.com

New & Notable: Latest releases from Blueland and Whisker - NBC News

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

New & Notable: Latest releases from Blueland and Whisker  NBC News

Blueland released a new eco-friendly body wash — I tried it - TODAY

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Blueland released a new eco-friendly body wash — I tried it  TODAY

Cannondale has a pro-only, 100% compostable and plastic-free water bottle - CyclingTips

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Cannondale has a pro-only, 100% compostable and plastic-free water bottle  CyclingTips

(VIDEO) Ziploc Canada launches new compostable sandwich bags - Recycling Product News

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

(VIDEO) Ziploc Canada launches new compostable sandwich bags  Recycling Product News

The United Nations Declares War on Single-Use Plastics - Packaging Digest

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The United Nations Declares War on Single-Use Plastics  Packaging Digest

Moving Forward | Supplier Analysis - Bio/Compostable - Packaging News

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Moving Forward | Supplier Analysis - Bio/Compostable  Packaging News

How to (Really) Bid Good Riddance to Plastic - Sierra Club

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

How to (Really) Bid Good Riddance to Plastic  Sierra Club

Bioplastics Market Worth $25.93 Billion by 2029- Market Size, Share, Forecasts, & Trends Analysis Report with COVID-19 Impact by Meticulous Research® - Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Bioplastics Market Worth $25.93 Billion by 2029- Market Size, Share, Forecasts, & Trends Analysis Report with COVID-19 Impact by Meticulous Research®  Yahoo Finance

Eateries Dislike Ban on Plastics - Los Angeles Business Journal

Monday, May 2, 2022

Eateries Dislike Ban on Plastics  Los Angeles Business Journal

Which Plastics Are the Least Recyclable? - Gizmodo

Monday, May 2, 2022

Which Plastics Are the Least Recyclable?  Gizmodo

Compostable packaging: Environment Ministry urges cautious approach - RNZ

Friday, April 29, 2022

Compostable packaging: Environment Ministry urges cautious approach  RNZ

ExxonMobil, others roll out chemical recycling updates - Plastics Recycling Update

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

ExxonMobil, others roll out chemical recycling updates  Plastics Recycling Update

The Tea Spot introduces 100% compostable packaging for 7 tea flavors - Food Engineering Magazine

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Tea Spot introduces 100% compostable packaging for 7 tea flavors  Food Engineering Magazine

Sydney businesses will 'need to adapt' to single-use plastic ban: City of Sydney councillor - City Hub Sydney

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sydney businesses will 'need to adapt' to single-use plastic ban: City of Sydney councillor  City Hub Sydney

Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Outlook, Size, Share and Forecasted 2021-2030 | Huhtamaki Oyj, WestRock Company, Stora Enso - Taiwan News

Friday, April 22, 2022

Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Outlook, Size, Share and Forecasted 2021-2030 | Huhtamaki Oyj, WestRock Company, Stora Enso  Taiwan News

How To Make Plastic Disappear - Forbes

Friday, April 22, 2022

How To Make Plastic Disappear  Forbes

Q&A: Making Earth-friendly electronics | UW News - University of Washington

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Q&A: Making Earth-friendly electronics | UW News  University of Washington

How Seaweed Can Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean - Architectural Digest

Thursday, April 21, 2022

How Seaweed Can Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean  Architectural Digest

Los Angeles Requires Single-Use Dishes, Cutlery to Be Compostable or Fully Recyclable - EcoWatch

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Los Angeles Requires Single-Use Dishes, Cutlery to Be Compostable or Fully Recyclable  EcoWatch

Opportunities, barriers and solutions for compostable packaging - Pet Food Processing

Monday, April 18, 2022

Opportunities, barriers and solutions for compostable packaging  Pet Food Processing

Some "Biodegradable" Plastics Perform No Better Than Traditional Plastics in the Ocean - Technology Networks

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Some "Biodegradable" Plastics Perform No Better Than Traditional Plastics in the Ocean  Technology Networks

Good Start Packaging Working to Reduce Environmental Impact of Takeout Food - GlobeNewswire

Monday, April 11, 2022

Good Start Packaging Working to Reduce Environmental Impact of Takeout Food  GlobeNewswire

Innovation Meets Implementation: Walmart Launches Circular Connector - Walmart Corporate

Monday, April 11, 2022

Innovation Meets Implementation: Walmart Launches Circular Connector  Walmart Corporate

Frito-Lay's Compostable Packaging Experiment | packagingdigest.com - Packaging Digest

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Frito-Lay's Compostable Packaging Experiment | packagingdigest.com  Packaging Digest

Do you toss biodegradable plastic in the compost bin? Here’s why it might not break down - The Conversation

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Do you toss biodegradable plastic in the compost bin? Here’s why it might not break down  The Conversation

Biodegradable plastic may not be as green as you think, Hong Kong group says - South China Morning Post

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Biodegradable plastic may not be as green as you think, Hong Kong group says  South China Morning Post

City Notes: New Albany set to launch municipal compost drop-off program - The Columbus Dispatch

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

City Notes: New Albany set to launch municipal compost drop-off program  The Columbus Dispatch

These 19 Companies Are Ditching Plastic Packaging – Food Tank - Food Tank

Monday, April 4, 2022

These 19 Companies Are Ditching Plastic Packaging – Food Tank  Food Tank

New home compostable, recyclable packaging solutions launched - FreshPlaza.com

Monday, April 4, 2022

New home compostable, recyclable packaging solutions launched  FreshPlaza.com

These 19 Companies Are Ditching Plastic Packaging – Food Tank - Food Tank

Monday, April 4, 2022

These 19 Companies Are Ditching Plastic Packaging – Food Tank  Food Tank

How a Scarborough facility is converting food waste into biodegradable plastics - CBC.ca

Friday, April 1, 2022

How a Scarborough facility is converting food waste into biodegradable plastics  CBC.ca

Frito-Lay revisits compostable packaging with quieter design - Biofuels Digest

Monday, March 28, 2022

Frito-Lay revisits compostable packaging with quieter design  Biofuels Digest

Episode 6: Let's Talk Composting & Compostable Packaging - waste360

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Episode 6: Let's Talk Composting & Compostable Packaging  waste360

Episode 6: Let's Talk Composting & Compostable Packaging - waste360

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Episode 6: Let's Talk Composting & Compostable Packaging  waste360

Global Biobased and Biodegradable Plastics Market 2021 Review and Outlook for 2022 - GlobeNewswire

Friday, March 18, 2022

Global Biobased and Biodegradable Plastics Market 2021 Review and Outlook for 2022  GlobeNewswire

HMC Farms' Chelsea McClarty Ketelsen Shares Newly Launched Compostable Packaging - And Now U Know

Thursday, March 10, 2022

HMC Farms' Chelsea McClarty Ketelsen Shares Newly Launched Compostable Packaging  And Now U Know

China cools on biodegradable plastic | News - Eco-Business

Saturday, March 5, 2022

China cools on biodegradable plastic | News  Eco-Business

China cools on biodegradable plastic - chinadialogue

Thursday, March 3, 2022

China cools on biodegradable plastic  chinadialogue

These scientists are helping B.C. companies cut plastic pollution - CBC.ca

Thursday, March 3, 2022

These scientists are helping B.C. companies cut plastic pollution  CBC.ca

Self-Cleaning, Dirt-Repellent and Degradable Bioplastics - AZoM

Monday, February 28, 2022

Self-Cleaning, Dirt-Repellent and Degradable Bioplastics  AZoM

Essentials of Compostable, Biodegradable, and Bioplastic Packaging - Packaging Digest

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Essentials of Compostable, Biodegradable, and Bioplastic Packaging  Packaging Digest

Essentials of Compostable, Biodegradable, and Bioplastic Packaging - Packaging Digest

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Essentials of Compostable, Biodegradable, and Bioplastic Packaging  Packaging Digest

Study: Turning waste from apples into compostable packaging - FoodNavigator-USA.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Study: Turning waste from apples into compostable packaging  FoodNavigator-USA.com

This Shampoo Bar Saves Me Money and Comes in Compostable Packaging - The New York Times

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

This Shampoo Bar Saves Me Money and Comes in Compostable Packaging  The New York Times

Compostable packaging hits the produce industry – Produce Blue Book - Produce Blue Book

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Compostable packaging hits the produce industry – Produce Blue Book  Produce Blue Book

Jac Vandenberg launches first home compostable grape bag – Produce Blue Book - Produce Blue Book

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Jac Vandenberg launches first home compostable grape bag – Produce Blue Book  Produce Blue Book

Compostable packaging hits the produce industry – Produce Blue Book - Produce Blue Book

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Compostable packaging hits the produce industry – Produce Blue Book  Produce Blue Book

Why compostable packaging finally is having its moment - Packaging Gateway

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Why compostable packaging finally is having its moment  Packaging Gateway

Lotus effect: Self-cleaning bioplastics repel liquid and dirt: New bioinspired plastic is sturdy and compostable, ideal for eco-friendly food packaging - Science Daily

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Lotus effect: Self-cleaning bioplastics repel liquid and dirt: New bioinspired plastic is sturdy and compostable, ideal for eco-friendly food packaging  Science Daily

Materials behind Sustainable Mailers, Boxes - Practical Ecommerce

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Materials behind Sustainable Mailers, Boxes  Practical Ecommerce

Government failing to live up to its strategic commitments to compostable material - Resource Magazine

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Government failing to live up to its strategic commitments to compostable material  Resource Magazine

My Big Idea: Compostable E-Commerce Packaging | Bostonia - Boston University

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

My Big Idea: Compostable E-Commerce Packaging | Bostonia  Boston University

Sustainable packaging by Del Monte developing with redesigning - Environment + Energy Leader

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Sustainable packaging by Del Monte developing with redesigning  Environment + Energy Leader

US Plastics Pact releases anticipated 'problematic' materials list - Waste Dive

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

US Plastics Pact releases anticipated 'problematic' materials list  Waste Dive

Biodegradable Plastics Market to Reach Over 36825.7 Million by 2028 at 25.1% CAGR Growth: Vantage Market Research - GlobeNewswire

Friday, January 21, 2022

Biodegradable Plastics Market to Reach Over 36825.7 Million by 2028 at 25.1% CAGR Growth: Vantage Market Research  GlobeNewswire

Fantastic 5 of Compostable Packaging | packagingdigest.com - Packaging Digest

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Fantastic 5 of Compostable Packaging | packagingdigest.com  Packaging Digest

Parkside develops compostable packaging for Mintons food range - Packaging Gateway

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Parkside develops compostable packaging for Mintons food range  Packaging Gateway

A Select 6 of Compostable Packaging | plasticstoday.com - Plastics Today

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

A Select 6 of Compostable Packaging | plasticstoday.com  Plastics Today

TIPA, Printpack, Digimarc Create Digital Watermark for Compostable Packaging - Packaging World

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

TIPA, Printpack, Digimarc Create Digital Watermark for Compostable Packaging  Packaging World

Public consultation on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics - European Commission

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Public consultation on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics  European Commission

The Worldwide Biodegradable Plastics Industry is Expected to Reach $7.1 Billion by 2027 - GlobeNewswire

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Worldwide Biodegradable Plastics Industry is Expected to Reach $7.1 Billion by 2027  GlobeNewswire

$70 Million Boosts TIPA's Compostable Packaging Plans - Plastics Today

Thursday, January 6, 2022

$70 Million Boosts TIPA's Compostable Packaging Plans  Plastics Today

The 6 sustainable packaging trends we'll be watching in 2022 | Greenbiz - GreenBiz

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The 6 sustainable packaging trends we'll be watching in 2022 | Greenbiz  GreenBiz

$70 Million Boosts TIPA's Compostable Packaging Plans - Plastics Today

Thursday, January 6, 2022

$70 Million Boosts TIPA's Compostable Packaging Plans  Plastics Today

Chittenden Solid Waste District no longer accepting compostable packaging in 2022 - Vermont Cynic

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Chittenden Solid Waste District no longer accepting compostable packaging in 2022  Vermont Cynic

'If you're using paper, but you're putting a plastic liner in it, you haven't really solved anything...' Footprint talks sustainable packaging - FoodNavigator-USA.com

Saturday, December 11, 2021

'If you're using paper, but you're putting a plastic liner in it, you haven't really solved anything...' Footprint talks sustainable packaging  FoodNavigator-USA.com

Parkside unveils compostable packaging solution for individual tea bags - Packaging Europe

Monday, December 6, 2021

Parkside unveils compostable packaging solution for individual tea bags  Packaging Europe

New UMass lab will test, certify and research biodegradable plastics - Cape Cod Times

Sunday, November 28, 2021

New UMass lab will test, certify and research biodegradable plastics  Cape Cod Times

Global Biodegradable Plastics Market (2021 to 2026) - High Potential in Emerging Countries of APAC Presents Opportunities - GlobeNewswire

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Global Biodegradable Plastics Market (2021 to 2026) - High Potential in Emerging Countries of APAC Presents Opportunities  GlobeNewswire

Mountain View bans plastic food ware for all restaurants starting in 2023 - Mountain View Voice

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Mountain View bans plastic food ware for all restaurants starting in 2023  Mountain View Voice

Coalition launches with broad goal to fix the compostable packaging conundrum - Nation's Restaurant News

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Coalition launches with broad goal to fix the compostable packaging conundrum  Nation's Restaurant News

Lipman Family Farms Expands Compostable Packaging - Packaging World

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Lipman Family Farms Expands Compostable Packaging  Packaging World

Home Compostable Transparent Laminate - Packaging Strategies

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Home Compostable Transparent Laminate  Packaging Strategies

Sway makes compostable plastic out of seaweed - Fast Company

Monday, November 8, 2021

Sway makes compostable plastic out of seaweed  Fast Company

Bay Area company replacing plastic bags with compostable versions made from seaweed - San Francisco Chronicle

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Bay Area company replacing plastic bags with compostable versions made from seaweed  San Francisco Chronicle

Compostable produce packaging adds shelf life and sustainability - hortidaily.com

Monday, November 1, 2021

Compostable produce packaging adds shelf life and sustainability  hortidaily.com

Biodegradable Plastics Market to Surpass US$ 7.1 Bn by 2027; Increased Efforts for Recycling of Bioplastics into New Value-added Materials to Boost Market Growth, States TMR Report - PR Newswire

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Biodegradable Plastics Market to Surpass US$ 7.1 Bn by 2027; Increased Efforts for Recycling of Bioplastics into New Value-added Materials to Boost Market Growth, States TMR Report  PR Newswire

Full Cycle Bioplastics turns food waste into biodegradable plastic - Fast Company

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Full Cycle Bioplastics turns food waste into biodegradable plastic  Fast Company

Michele Morris: Why we don’t want your cup in our compost - vtdigger.org

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Michele Morris: Why we don’t want your cup in our compost  vtdigger.org

Why compost is key to cutting emissions in US - Plastics News

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Why compost is key to cutting emissions in US  Plastics News

Plastic-Like Compostable Packaging Is Baked | plasticstoday.com - Plastics Today

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Plastic-Like Compostable Packaging Is Baked | plasticstoday.com  Plastics Today

Biodegradable plastics startup Polymateria secures $100 million deal - Imperial College London

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Biodegradable plastics startup Polymateria secures $100 million deal  Imperial College London

Recycling alone won't solve the plastic waste crisis - World Economic Forum

Monday, September 27, 2021

Recycling alone won't solve the plastic waste crisis  World Economic Forum

PepsiCo launches compostable bag for Off The Eaten Path brand - Food Dive

Friday, September 24, 2021

PepsiCo launches compostable bag for Off The Eaten Path brand  Food Dive

Compostable plastic can be turned into an insulating foam - Tech Explorist

Monday, September 13, 2021

Compostable plastic can be turned into an insulating foam  Tech Explorist

Expanded compostable packaging line for organic produce launched - hortidaily.com

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Expanded compostable packaging line for organic produce launched  hortidaily.com

Compostable plastics are getting more sustainable but are still no… - Waste Management World

Monday, August 23, 2021

Compostable plastics are getting more sustainable but are still no…  Waste Management World

Compostable Products: Industry Initiatives & Optimal Choices - Earth911.com

Friday, August 20, 2021

Compostable Products: Industry Initiatives & Optimal Choices  Earth911.com

Are Compostable Products the Best Choice? - Earth911.com

Friday, August 13, 2021

Are Compostable Products the Best Choice?  Earth911.com

Are Compostable Products the Best Choice? - Earth911.com

Friday, August 13, 2021

Are Compostable Products the Best Choice?  Earth911.com

What to know about PHA biodegradable plastic and how it could help Southeast Asia - ABC News

Saturday, July 24, 2021

What to know about PHA biodegradable plastic and how it could help Southeast Asia  ABC News

Clariant pigments certified for use in compostable plastic - Labels and Labeling

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Clariant pigments certified for use in compostable plastic  Labels and Labeling

Compostable plastic cutlery can be recycled into home-insulating foam - New Scientist News

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Compostable plastic cutlery can be recycled into home-insulating foam  New Scientist News

Novolex Produces Compostable Plastic Beverage Cups on New US Production Line - Plastics Today

Friday, June 25, 2021

Novolex Produces Compostable Plastic Beverage Cups on New US Production Line  Plastics Today

A Type of 'Biodegradable' Plastic Will Soon Be Phased Out in Australia. That's a Big Win for the Environment - Eco Warrior Princess

Saturday, June 19, 2021

A Type of 'Biodegradable' Plastic Will Soon Be Phased Out in Australia. That's a Big Win for the Environment  Eco Warrior Princess

How Sun & Swell Ditched Plastic for Compostable Packaging – Food Tank - Food Tank

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

How Sun & Swell Ditched Plastic for Compostable Packaging – Food Tank  Food Tank

This Biodegradable Plastic Will Truly Break Down in Your Compost - Intelligent Living

Thursday, May 13, 2021

This Biodegradable Plastic Will Truly Break Down in Your Compost  Intelligent Living

This Biodegradable Plastic Will Actually Break Down in Your Compost - Smithsonian Magazine

Friday, April 23, 2021

This Biodegradable Plastic Will Actually Break Down in Your Compost  Smithsonian Magazine

Skepticism Mounts over Utility of Biodegradable Plastics - Plastics Today

Friday, March 26, 2021

Skepticism Mounts over Utility of Biodegradable Plastics  Plastics Today

TIPA assists Riverford with pivot to compostable packaging - Packaging Europe

Friday, February 19, 2021

TIPA assists Riverford with pivot to compostable packaging  Packaging Europe

Bioplastics, Biodegradable Plastics, & Compostable Plastics: What's the Difference? - Earth911.com

Friday, February 5, 2021

Bioplastics, Biodegradable Plastics, & Compostable Plastics: What's the Difference?  Earth911.com

Biodegradable vs. Compostable: What's the Difference? - Treehugger

Friday, January 29, 2021

Biodegradable vs. Compostable: What's the Difference?  Treehugger

Better awareness of biodegradable, compostable plastics disposal would help tackle Europe's plastics problem - European Environment Agency

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Better awareness of biodegradable, compostable plastics disposal would help tackle Europe's plastics problem  European Environment Agency

Earth Day 2020: Why Compostable Plastics Are Not Sustainable - Plastics Today

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Earth Day 2020: Why Compostable Plastics Are Not Sustainable  Plastics Today

Plant-based? Compostable? What you need to know about bioplastics - CBC News

Monday, March 9, 2020

Plant-based? Compostable? What you need to know about bioplastics  CBC News

Why compostable plastics aren't such a great idea - Sifted

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Why compostable plastics aren't such a great idea  Sifted

The truth about compostable plastics | plasticstoday.com - Plastics Today

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The truth about compostable plastics | plasticstoday.com  Plastics Today

Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much - Los Angeles Times

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much  Los Angeles Times

Why biodegradables won't solve the plastic crisis - BBC

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Why biodegradables won't solve the plastic crisis  BBC

Compostable packaging: the myths, realities and future possibilities - Packaging Gateway

Monday, July 15, 2019

Compostable packaging: the myths, realities and future possibilities  Packaging Gateway

NEW STUDY 'MISLEADS ON VALUE OF BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE PLASTICS' - Packaging Europe

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

NEW STUDY 'MISLEADS ON VALUE OF BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE PLASTICS'  Packaging Europe

Are compostable plastics actually plastic? | Greenbiz - GreenBiz

Friday, April 19, 2019

Are compostable plastics actually plastic? | Greenbiz  GreenBiz

Recycling Mystery: Compostable Plastics - Earth911.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Recycling Mystery: Compostable Plastics  Earth911.com

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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