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CCREF Awards Scholarships to Two College Students

10/03/2018 1:30 PM
With the goal of increasing research focused on sustainable organics recycling, the Foundation

North Carolina Scholarship Funded by the North Carolina Composting Council

05/15/2018 1:51 PM
The North Carolina Composting Council (NCCC) for the second year in a row is generously funding a

International Compost Awareness Week Kicks Off in Bethesda, MD

05/15/2018 1:47 PM
Bethesda Green, an incubator and community partner working towards building a sustainable

Two CCREF Awards Given at the Compost 2018 Conference

02/12/2018 1:26 PM
Each year, the Composting Council Research & Education Foundation highlights one or two companies

CCREF Preparing to Launch New Program on Open Source Field Testing for Certified Compostable Packaging

01/29/2018 11:04 AM
Read details in the recently published article in BioCycle magazine, co-authored by CCREF Education

The International Compost Awareness Week Committee Announces the Winning Design for the 2018 ICAW Poster Contest

12/19/2017 12:26 PM
Created by talented eleventh-grade, high school student, Talia Mitre, from Rockville, Maryland, the
Poster Contest - Talia Mitre FINAL.jpeg

Scholarship Given to North Carolina Student Thanks to a Donation from the NCCC

09/26/2017 3:22 PM
Meet the winner of the North Carolina Composting Council/CCREF Young Investigator scholarship,

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

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Constantia Flexibles and Greiner Packaging Partner on Compostable Coffee Capsule - Food Engineering Magazine

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Constantia Flexibles and Greiner Packaging Partner on Compostable Coffee Capsule  Food Engineering Magazine

Pioneering Milton Keynes company trials making biodegradable plastics from SEAWEEED - Milton Keynes Citizen

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Pioneering Milton Keynes company trials making biodegradable plastics from SEAWEEED  Milton Keynes Citizen

11 Veni Grants For WUR - Mirage News

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

11 Veni Grants For WUR  Mirage News

FORTIS X has launched Africa’s first biodegradable and recyclable plant-based packaging in Cape Town - ZAWYA

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

FORTIS X has launched Africa’s first biodegradable and recyclable plant-based packaging in Cape Town  ZAWYA

Greiner, Constantia launch compostable coffee pod - PKN Packaging News

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Greiner, Constantia launch compostable coffee pod  PKN Packaging News

Selective recovery of pyrolyzates of biodegradable (PLA, PHBH) and common plastics (HDPE, PP, PS) during co-pyrolysis under slow heating - Nature.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Selective recovery of pyrolyzates of biodegradable (PLA, PHBH) and common plastics (HDPE, PP, PS) during co-pyrolysis under slow heating  Nature.com

Greiner and Constantia Flexibles Partner to Develop Compostable Coffee Capsules - Packaging Strategies

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Greiner and Constantia Flexibles Partner to Develop Compostable Coffee Capsules  Packaging Strategies

Province enables further action to ban single-use plastics - My Nelson Now

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Province enables further action to ban single-use plastics  My Nelson Now

Biodegradable Polymers Boom: Tracking Global Market Growth in Tons - The Malaysian Reserve

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Biodegradable Polymers Boom: Tracking Global Market Growth in Tons  The Malaysian Reserve

Single-use plastic bags banned as next round of B.C. plastic regulations kicks in - Convenience Store News Canada

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Single-use plastic bags banned as next round of B.C. plastic regulations kicks in  Convenience Store News Canada

Greiner Packaging and Constantia Flexibles introduce coffee capsule solution - Packaging Gateway

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Greiner Packaging and Constantia Flexibles introduce coffee capsule solution  Packaging Gateway

B.C.'s Single-Use Plastics Rules Now In Effect. - The Raven 100.7

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

B.C.'s Single-Use Plastics Rules Now In Effect.  The Raven 100.7

Biodegradable Packaging Market is Expanding Rapidly with - openPR

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Biodegradable Packaging Market is Expanding Rapidly with  openPR

New plastic regulations will keep more plastic waste out of communities - Voiceonline.com

Monday, July 15, 2024

New plastic regulations will keep more plastic waste out of communities  Voiceonline.com

Are compostable coffee cups actually any better for the environment? - MSN

Monday, July 15, 2024

Are compostable coffee cups actually any better for the environment?  MSN

What you need to know about the latest plastics ban in B.C. - CBC.ca

Monday, July 15, 2024

What you need to know about the latest plastics ban in B.C.  CBC.ca

B.C. ban on single-use plastic bags begins Monday - CityNews Vancouver

Monday, July 15, 2024

B.C. ban on single-use plastic bags begins Monday  CityNews Vancouver

New provincial plastic regulations keeps harmful waste out of landfills - The Nelson Daily

Monday, July 15, 2024

New provincial plastic regulations keeps harmful waste out of landfills  The Nelson Daily

Fees for paper and reusable bags mandatory in B.C. starting Monday - CTV News Vancouver

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Fees for paper and reusable bags mandatory in B.C. starting Monday  CTV News Vancouver

BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING: Gaia Biomaterials develops compostable material for drinking straws - Plasteurope

Thursday, July 11, 2024

BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING: Gaia Biomaterials develops compostable material for drinking straws  Plasteurope

Report: Plastics claiming to be environmentally friendly may be misleading - Spectrum News

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Report: Plastics claiming to be environmentally friendly may be misleading  Spectrum News

Green group calls on feds to research, regulate bioplastics - E&E News by POLITICO

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Green group calls on feds to research, regulate bioplastics  E&E News by POLITICO

Bioplastics are inadequately defined, poorly regulated, and potentially toxic: Report - Environmental Health News

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Bioplastics are inadequately defined, poorly regulated, and potentially toxic: Report  Environmental Health News

Better Earth Compostable Packaging Achieves B Corp Certification - waste360

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Better Earth Compostable Packaging Achieves B Corp Certification  waste360

Embracing healthy alternatives to plastic: A sustainable path forward - The Statesman

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Embracing healthy alternatives to plastic: A sustainable path forward  The Statesman

Colorado law sets new labeling standards for compostable items - Waste Today Magazine

Friday, July 5, 2024

Colorado law sets new labeling standards for compostable items  Waste Today Magazine

BNQ unveils certification programmes for compostable packaging and products - Yahoo Finance

Friday, July 5, 2024

BNQ unveils certification programmes for compostable packaging and products  Yahoo Finance

New Flow Formulas Endurance Chews in 100% compostable packaging - Endurance.Biz

Friday, July 5, 2024

New Flow Formulas Endurance Chews in 100% compostable packaging  Endurance.Biz

Colorado’s new waste-labeling law deputizes YOU as a compost cop - Colorado Public Radio

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Colorado’s new waste-labeling law deputizes YOU as a compost cop  Colorado Public Radio

Bakery Swaps to Compostable Film for Frozen Products - Packaging World

Monday, July 1, 2024

Bakery Swaps to Compostable Film for Frozen Products  Packaging World

Contempo Specialty Packaging Pioneers Compostable Flower Pod System for Cannabis - Packaging Strategies

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Contempo Specialty Packaging Pioneers Compostable Flower Pod System for Cannabis  Packaging Strategies

State lawmakers pass new legislation to make food packaging labeling clearer — here's how it could help - The Cool Down

Thursday, June 27, 2024

State lawmakers pass new legislation to make food packaging labeling clearer — here's how it could help  The Cool Down

Contempo introduces sustainable packaging for cannabis industry - Packaging Gateway

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Contempo introduces sustainable packaging for cannabis industry  Packaging Gateway

PODCAST | Compostable Popcorn Packaging - Packaging Strategies

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

PODCAST | Compostable Popcorn Packaging  Packaging Strategies

Better Earth: compostable packaging boosts foodservice industry - Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Better Earth: compostable packaging boosts foodservice industry  Yahoo Finance

Biodegradable packaging company opens US headquarters - Plastics News

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Biodegradable packaging company opens US headquarters  Plastics News

Bioelements Expands Into the United States to Offer Biobased, Biodegradable and Compostable Packaging Solutions - Business Wire

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Bioelements Expands Into the United States to Offer Biobased, Biodegradable and Compostable Packaging Solutions  Business Wire

Eco-Products Offers Compostable Products to Help Food Biz Comply with Colorado Law - Packaging Strategies

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Eco-Products Offers Compostable Products to Help Food Biz Comply with Colorado Law  Packaging Strategies

5 packaging priorities in the federal food waste strategy - Waste Dive

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

5 packaging priorities in the federal food waste strategy  Waste Dive

Brand owners set new five-year plastics targets - Resource Recycling

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Brand owners set new five-year plastics targets  Resource Recycling

Packaging paradigm shift - Recycling Today

Monday, June 10, 2024

Packaging paradigm shift  Recycling Today

New labeling standards will make it easier to determine what packaging is compostable - Washington State Department of Ecology

Thursday, June 6, 2024

New labeling standards will make it easier to determine what packaging is compostable  Washington State Department of Ecology

BioPak brings compostable packaging to Live Nation UK events - Packaging Gateway

Thursday, June 6, 2024

BioPak brings compostable packaging to Live Nation UK events  Packaging Gateway

TIPA Earns BNQ Certification for Home Compostable Pouches - Packaging Strategies

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

TIPA Earns BNQ Certification for Home Compostable Pouches  Packaging Strategies

Tipa’s home compostable pouches earn BNQ certification - Recycling Today

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Tipa’s home compostable pouches earn BNQ certification  Recycling Today

Is biodegradable plastic really a thing? - Kathimerini English Edition

Friday, May 31, 2024

Is biodegradable plastic really a thing?  Kathimerini English Edition

Compostable Packaging For Vikings And Goddesses - Label & Narrow Web

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Compostable Packaging For Vikings And Goddesses  Label & Narrow Web

Compostable, recyclable material drives sustainable packaging - BakingBusiness.com

Monday, May 27, 2024

Compostable, recyclable material drives sustainable packaging  BakingBusiness.com

Is Biodegradable Plastic Really a Thing? - The New York Times

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Is Biodegradable Plastic Really a Thing?  The New York Times

Composting has ended at the Green Market - Tribeca Citizen

Monday, May 20, 2024

Composting has ended at the Green Market  Tribeca Citizen

Peri & Sons uses recyclable, biodegradable packaging - Supermarket Perimeter

Monday, May 13, 2024

Peri & Sons uses recyclable, biodegradable packaging  Supermarket Perimeter

Formerra Begins Selling ISCC Plus–certified Materials - PlasticsToday

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Formerra Begins Selling ISCC Plus–certified Materials  PlasticsToday

TIPA Appoints John Wilson as Commercial Director for North America - Packaging World

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

TIPA Appoints John Wilson as Commercial Director for North America  Packaging World

Weekly Coffee News: Compostable Bags + ‘Home Cafe’ Popups - Daily Coffee News

Friday, May 3, 2024

Weekly Coffee News: Compostable Bags + ‘Home Cafe’ Popups  Daily Coffee News

Savor Brands Announces COMPOST+ Plant-Based Packaging - Sprudge

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Savor Brands Announces COMPOST+ Plant-Based Packaging  Sprudge

Parkside develops compostable packaging for Beavertown crisps - Labels and Labeling

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Parkside develops compostable packaging for Beavertown crisps  Labels and Labeling

Beavertown Launches Crisps in Compostable Packaging with Focus on Mental Health - Packaging Strategies

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Beavertown Launches Crisps in Compostable Packaging with Focus on Mental Health  Packaging Strategies

Should Bioplastics Be Allowed in Organic Compost? - Civil Eats

Monday, April 29, 2024

Should Bioplastics Be Allowed in Organic Compost?  Civil Eats

Should Bioplastics Be Allowed in Organic Compost? - Civil Eats

Monday, April 29, 2024

Should Bioplastics Be Allowed in Organic Compost?  Civil Eats

This startup just raised funding to turn wood pulp into sustainable, biodegradable plastics - GeekWire

Monday, April 29, 2024

This startup just raised funding to turn wood pulp into sustainable, biodegradable plastics  GeekWire

DavidsTea introduces compostable packaging - Tea & Coffee Trade Journal

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

DavidsTea introduces compostable packaging  Tea & Coffee Trade Journal

Eco-friendly packaging company to invest $300 million and add 230 jobs to Vonore - WBIR.com

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Eco-friendly packaging company to invest $300 million and add 230 jobs to Vonore  WBIR.com

Composting Consortium report evaluates packaging - Resource Recycling

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Composting Consortium report evaluates packaging  Resource Recycling

Biodegradable, Compostable and Plant-Based Packaging, Oh My! by Marissa Heffernan - Resource Recycling

Monday, April 22, 2024

Biodegradable, Compostable and Plant-Based Packaging, Oh My! by Marissa Heffernan  Resource Recycling

April 22 - Washington's sustainable business accelerator chooses new projects for support - Washington State Department of Ecology

Monday, April 22, 2024

April 22 - Washington's sustainable business accelerator chooses new projects for support  Washington State Department of Ecology

DAVIDsTEA Deepens Sustainability Commitment and Introduces New Compostable Packaging - GlobeNewswire

Monday, April 22, 2024

DAVIDsTEA Deepens Sustainability Commitment and Introduces New Compostable Packaging  GlobeNewswire

New Research Sheds Light On How Compostable Packaging Breaks Down - Forbes

Friday, April 19, 2024

New Research Sheds Light On How Compostable Packaging Breaks Down  Forbes

New Research Sheds Light On How Compostable Packaging Breaks Down - Forbes

Friday, April 19, 2024

New Research Sheds Light On How Compostable Packaging Breaks Down  Forbes

Unlocking the Potentials of Biodegradable Plastics with Proper Management and Evaluation at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations - Nature.com

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Unlocking the Potentials of Biodegradable Plastics with Proper Management and Evaluation at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations  Nature.com

Compostable packaging is made locally. Why is plastic still everywhere? - The Business Standard

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Compostable packaging is made locally. Why is plastic still everywhere?  The Business Standard

Composting Consortium releases study on disintegration of compostable packaging - Waste Today Magazine

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Composting Consortium releases study on disintegration of compostable packaging  Waste Today Magazine

Study shows compostable packaging breaks down successfully - Packaging Gateway

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Study shows compostable packaging breaks down successfully  Packaging Gateway

Filling the data gap on breakdown of food-contact compostable packaging in real-world conditions - Recycling Product News

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Filling the data gap on breakdown of food-contact compostable packaging in real-world conditions  Recycling Product News

Legal Cannabis Needs ‘Greener’ Packaging to Nip Waste in the Bud - waste360

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Legal Cannabis Needs ‘Greener’ Packaging to Nip Waste in the Bud  waste360

Composting Consortium releases study on disintegration of compostable packaging - Waste Today Magazine

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Composting Consortium releases study on disintegration of compostable packaging  Waste Today Magazine

Filling the data gap on breakdown of food-contact compostable packaging in real-world conditions - Recycling Product News

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Filling the data gap on breakdown of food-contact compostable packaging in real-world conditions  Recycling Product News

Does Compostable Packaging Actually Break Down? Composting Consortium Reveals Groundbreaking Findings from Largest Field Test in North America - PR Newswire

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Does Compostable Packaging Actually Break Down? Composting Consortium Reveals Groundbreaking Findings from Largest Field Test in North America  PR Newswire

Compostables break down in real-world conditions, but more work needed: report - Waste Dive

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Compostables break down in real-world conditions, but more work needed: report  Waste Dive

Does Compostable Packaging Actually Break Down? Composting Consortium Reveals Groundbreaking Findings from Largest Field Test in North America - PR Newswire

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Does Compostable Packaging Actually Break Down? Composting Consortium Reveals Groundbreaking Findings from Largest Field Test in North America  PR Newswire

Compostables break down in real-world conditions, but more work needed: report - Waste Dive

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Compostables break down in real-world conditions, but more work needed: report  Waste Dive

Bioplastics create a composting conundrum - Environmental Health News

Monday, April 15, 2024

Bioplastics create a composting conundrum  Environmental Health News

Bioplastics create a composting conundrum - Environmental Health News

Monday, April 15, 2024

Bioplastics create a composting conundrum  Environmental Health News

Bioplastics Are Not the Solution - Resilience

Monday, April 15, 2024

Bioplastics Are Not the Solution  Resilience

A machine learning-based approach to discover nanocomposite films for biodegradable plastic alternatives - Phys.org

Saturday, April 13, 2024

A machine learning-based approach to discover nanocomposite films for biodegradable plastic alternatives  Phys.org

Navigating the Compostable Packaging Landscape: Insights from BPI Executive Director Rhodes Yepsen - Packaging World

Friday, April 12, 2024

Navigating the Compostable Packaging Landscape: Insights from BPI Executive Director Rhodes Yepsen  Packaging World

California Tightens Requirements for Labeling Products as 'Compostable' - Food Safety Magazine

Thursday, April 11, 2024

California Tightens Requirements for Labeling Products as 'Compostable'  Food Safety Magazine

California Tightens Requirements for Labeling Products as 'Compostable' - Food Safety Magazine

Thursday, April 11, 2024

California Tightens Requirements for Labeling Products as 'Compostable'  Food Safety Magazine

New project promotes safer, sustainable to-go food packaging - UIC Today

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

New project promotes safer, sustainable to-go food packaging  UIC Today

Berry reaches 86% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging - Packaging Gateway

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Berry reaches 86% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging  Packaging Gateway

Sabert Debuts Compostable Pulp Produce and Protein Trays - Food Engineering Magazine

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Sabert Debuts Compostable Pulp Produce and Protein Trays  Food Engineering Magazine

Kari-Out Introduces Compostable Condiment Packet - Food Engineering Magazine

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Kari-Out Introduces Compostable Condiment Packet  Food Engineering Magazine

Food packaging laws seek to reduce litter and PFAS contamination - Washington State Department of Ecology

Monday, April 8, 2024

Food packaging laws seek to reduce litter and PFAS contamination  Washington State Department of Ecology

How to transition to more sustainable food packaging - Silk Road Restaurant

Monday, April 8, 2024

How to transition to more sustainable food packaging  Silk Road Restaurant

Consumer sparks debate with photos of food packaging with allegedly false advertising: 'They should be liable' - The Cool Down

Monday, April 8, 2024

Consumer sparks debate with photos of food packaging with allegedly false advertising: 'They should be liable'  The Cool Down

The Rise of Biodegradable Thin Films: Impact and Innovation Across Industries - AZoM

Friday, April 5, 2024

The Rise of Biodegradable Thin Films: Impact and Innovation Across Industries  AZoM

How Compostable Packaging Fits into the Circular Economy - Packaging World

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

How Compostable Packaging Fits into the Circular Economy  Packaging World

Biodegradable Bioplastics: Decarbonizing a “Throw-Away Economy” Built on Cheap and Durable Plastics - Cleantech Group

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Biodegradable Bioplastics: Decarbonizing a “Throw-Away Economy” Built on Cheap and Durable Plastics  Cleantech Group

10 New Biodegradable Packaging Solutions Advancing Sustainability - StartUs Insights

Friday, March 29, 2024

10 New Biodegradable Packaging Solutions Advancing Sustainability  StartUs Insights

UH Chemist Receives CAREER Award to Advance Development of Biodegradable Plastics - University of Houston

Thursday, March 28, 2024

UH Chemist Receives CAREER Award to Advance Development of Biodegradable Plastics  University of Houston

Compostable Packaging Market Size to Reach USD 197.85 Bn by 2032 - GlobeNewswire

Friday, March 22, 2024

Compostable Packaging Market Size to Reach USD 197.85 Bn by 2032  GlobeNewswire

South Korean C-store Uses Biopolymer-Coated Noodle Cup - Packaging World

Friday, March 22, 2024

South Korean C-store Uses Biopolymer-Coated Noodle Cup  Packaging World

Researchers Develop Biodegradable Plastic That Won’t Leave Microplastics Behind - Technology Networks

Friday, March 22, 2024

Researchers Develop Biodegradable Plastic That Won’t Leave Microplastics Behind  Technology Networks

Compostable Packaging Market Size to Reach USD 197.85 Bn by 2032 - GlobeNewswire

Friday, March 22, 2024

Compostable Packaging Market Size to Reach USD 197.85 Bn by 2032  GlobeNewswire

No microplastics: new rules queer the pitch for ‘biodegradable’ plastics - The Hindu

Friday, March 22, 2024

No microplastics: new rules queer the pitch for ‘biodegradable’ plastics  The Hindu

Hoogly chooses Parkside’s compostable tea packaging - Labels and Labeling

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Hoogly chooses Parkside’s compostable tea packaging  Labels and Labeling

Say Hello to Biodegradable Microplastics - University of California San Diego

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Say Hello to Biodegradable Microplastics  University of California San Diego

Eco-Products Introduces Compostable Paper Bags and Sandwich Wraps - PR Newswire

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Eco-Products Introduces Compostable Paper Bags and Sandwich Wraps  PR Newswire

TIPA Compostable Packaging Appoints Rodrigo Castaneda as Vice President & GM to lead growth in North America - PR Newswire

Monday, March 18, 2024

TIPA Compostable Packaging Appoints Rodrigo Castaneda as Vice President & GM to lead growth in North America  PR Newswire

Compostable Flexible Packaging Market Size to Surpass USD 2.11 Bn by 2032 - GlobeNewswire

Monday, March 18, 2024

Compostable Flexible Packaging Market Size to Surpass USD 2.11 Bn by 2032  GlobeNewswire

Unlocking Sustainability: Advancements in Biodegradable Plastics Synthesis - AZoM

Monday, March 18, 2024

Unlocking Sustainability: Advancements in Biodegradable Plastics Synthesis  AZoM

KDP Unveils Plant-based, Compostable, Single-Serve Coffee Pod Concept - Packaging World

Friday, March 15, 2024

KDP Unveils Plant-based, Compostable, Single-Serve Coffee Pod Concept  Packaging World

Eco-Products launches clearly marked compostable line - Supermarket Perimeter

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Eco-Products launches clearly marked compostable line  Supermarket Perimeter

TIPA’s Packaging Made From Rice Waste Earns Cradle-to-Cradle Certification - Packaging World

Monday, March 11, 2024

TIPA’s Packaging Made From Rice Waste Earns Cradle-to-Cradle Certification  Packaging World

The US Composting Industry Has a Plastics Problem - PlasticsToday

Monday, March 11, 2024

The US Composting Industry Has a Plastics Problem  PlasticsToday

Bioplastics: sustainable solution or distraction from the plastic waste crisis? - Environmental Health News

Monday, March 11, 2024

Bioplastics: sustainable solution or distraction from the plastic waste crisis?  Environmental Health News

The US Composting Industry Has a Plastics Problem - PlasticsToday

Monday, March 11, 2024

The US Composting Industry Has a Plastics Problem  PlasticsToday

California’s Landmark Plastic Pollution Law Moves Forward - Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Friday, March 8, 2024

California’s Landmark Plastic Pollution Law Moves Forward  Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

California’s Landmark Plastic Pollution Law Moves Forward - Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Friday, March 8, 2024

California’s Landmark Plastic Pollution Law Moves Forward  Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

New compostable, biodegradable packaging material derived from potato starch - Potato News Today

Friday, March 1, 2024

New compostable, biodegradable packaging material derived from potato starch  Potato News Today

Toward truly compostable plastic - Knowable Magazine

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Toward truly compostable plastic  Knowable Magazine

Switching From Traditional to Biodegradable Plastics Could Slash CO2 Emissions - EcoWatch

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Switching From Traditional to Biodegradable Plastics Could Slash CO2 Emissions  EcoWatch

Study: Replacing plastics with biodegradable alternatives would lead to significant carbon emissions reduction - Phys.org

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Study: Replacing plastics with biodegradable alternatives would lead to significant carbon emissions reduction  Phys.org

Consumer behaviour trial records more compostable packaging in food waste bins - Packaging Europe

Friday, February 16, 2024

Consumer behaviour trial records more compostable packaging in food waste bins  Packaging Europe

A Manufacturer’s Guide to Biodegradable Plastic - Thomas Insights

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

A Manufacturer’s Guide to Biodegradable Plastic  Thomas Insights

Real-time Science – Biodegradable Plastics and Polymers - Michigan State University

Monday, February 12, 2024

Real-time Science – Biodegradable Plastics and Polymers  Michigan State University

Fresh Harvest Uses Compostable Packaging for Produce - Packaging World

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Fresh Harvest Uses Compostable Packaging for Produce  Packaging World

TIPA: Sustainable, Compostable Packaging Solutions - AZoCleantech

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

TIPA: Sustainable, Compostable Packaging Solutions  AZoCleantech

TIPA: Sustainable, Compostable Packaging Solutions - AZoCleantech

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

TIPA: Sustainable, Compostable Packaging Solutions  AZoCleantech

Microbial colonization patterns and biodegradation of petrochemical and biodegradable plastics in lake waters: insights from a field experiment - Frontiers

Monday, February 5, 2024

Microbial colonization patterns and biodegradation of petrochemical and biodegradable plastics in lake waters: insights from a field experiment  Frontiers

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films: Impacts on Soil Microbial Communities and Ecosystem Functions - Frontiers

Monday, February 5, 2024

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films: Impacts on Soil Microbial Communities and Ecosystem Functions  Frontiers

European General Court stands firm on oxo-degradable plastics ban in wake of lawsuit - Packaging Europe

Monday, February 5, 2024

European General Court stands firm on oxo-degradable plastics ban in wake of lawsuit  Packaging Europe

SEE Launches Compostable Protein Packaging Tray at IPPE 202 - CSRwire.com

Thursday, February 1, 2024

SEE Launches Compostable Protein Packaging Tray at IPPE 202  CSRwire.com

SEE develops compostable protein packaging tray - Packaging Gateway

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

SEE develops compostable protein packaging tray  Packaging Gateway

SEE Launches Compostable Protein Packaging Tray at IPPE 2024 - Packaging Strategies

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

SEE Launches Compostable Protein Packaging Tray at IPPE 2024  Packaging Strategies

SEE Launches Compostable Protein Packaging Tray at IPPE 2024 - PR Newswire

Monday, January 29, 2024

SEE Launches Compostable Protein Packaging Tray at IPPE 2024  PR Newswire

Detection and specific chemical identification of submillimeter plastic fragments in complex matrices such as compost - Nature.com

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Detection and specific chemical identification of submillimeter plastic fragments in complex matrices such as compost  Nature.com

Microbial decomposition of biodegradable plastics on the deep-sea floor - Nature.com

Friday, January 26, 2024

Microbial decomposition of biodegradable plastics on the deep-sea floor  Nature.com

Tipa rolls out compostable packaging for cannabis edibles - Sustainable Plastics

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Tipa rolls out compostable packaging for cannabis edibles  Sustainable Plastics

TIPA Compostable Packaging and Wyld Team Up to Combat Plastic Waste in Growing North American Edibles Market - Cannabis Business Times

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

TIPA Compostable Packaging and Wyld Team Up to Combat Plastic Waste in Growing North American Edibles Market  Cannabis Business Times

Treetop Biopak Unveils Compostable Bags for Bread and Bakery Goods - Packaging Strategies

Monday, January 15, 2024

Treetop Biopak Unveils Compostable Bags for Bread and Bakery Goods  Packaging Strategies

Biodegradable Plastics Market Size to be Worth USD 7.1 - GlobeNewswire

Friday, January 12, 2024

Biodegradable Plastics Market Size to be Worth USD 7.1  GlobeNewswire

Compostable Plastic: Too Good To Be True? - E/The Environmental Magazine

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Compostable Plastic: Too Good To Be True?  E/The Environmental Magazine

Home Compostable Bread Bags From: Treetop Biopak - Packaging World

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Home Compostable Bread Bags From: Treetop Biopak  Packaging World

Why Compostable Packaging is Set to Grow in 2024 - Packaging Strategies

Friday, January 5, 2024

Why Compostable Packaging is Set to Grow in 2024  Packaging Strategies

Why Compostable Packaging is Set to Grow in 2024 - Packaging Strategies

Friday, January 5, 2024

Why Compostable Packaging is Set to Grow in 2024  Packaging Strategies

No plastics: Here’s what you need to know about Ann Arbor’s new compost rules - MLive.com

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

No plastics: Here’s what you need to know about Ann Arbor’s new compost rules  MLive.com

A future beyond plastic: we can live more sustainably and create less waste - PIRG

Monday, December 18, 2023

A future beyond plastic: we can live more sustainably and create less waste  PIRG

TIPA and ATI Develop Compostable Coffee Capsule Lids From: TIPA Compostable Packaging - Packaging World

Thursday, December 14, 2023

TIPA and ATI Develop Compostable Coffee Capsule Lids From: TIPA Compostable Packaging  Packaging World

California sues to stop greenwashing; biodegradable vs. compostable ba - PlasticsToday

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

California sues to stop greenwashing; biodegradable vs. compostable ba  PlasticsToday

Compostable Biodolomer Cups Debut at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Packaging World

Friday, December 8, 2023

Compostable Biodolomer Cups Debut at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix  Packaging World

What Is Cellophane, and Is It Recyclable? - Sierra Club

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

What Is Cellophane, and Is It Recyclable?  Sierra Club

Top 10 Eco-friendly Substitutes for Plastic - HowStuffWorks

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Top 10 Eco-friendly Substitutes for Plastic  HowStuffWorks

Calling all gardeners - University of Portsmouth

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Calling all gardeners  University of Portsmouth

Compostable Packaging: Tipa Talks Markets, Applications - PlasticsToday

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Compostable Packaging: Tipa Talks Markets, Applications  PlasticsToday

Compostable Packaging Surprises from Frito-Lay, Quaker - Packaging Digest

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Compostable Packaging Surprises from Frito-Lay, Quaker  Packaging Digest

The Dirty Secret of Alternative Plastics - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Dirty Secret of Alternative Plastics  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Sorry, Compostable Plastic Isn’t Really Compostable (Or Recyclable). Here’s Why - Chatelaine

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Sorry, Compostable Plastic Isn’t Really Compostable (Or Recyclable). Here’s Why  Chatelaine

Top 5 Bioplastics Companies (July 2024) - Securities.io

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Top 5 Bioplastics Companies (July 2024)  Securities.io

upPE-T project: PHBV leads the development of biodegradable plastics - Innovation News Network

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

upPE-T project: PHBV leads the development of biodegradable plastics  Innovation News Network

TIPA Brings Home Compostable Laminate to US Market - Packaging Strategies

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

TIPA Brings Home Compostable Laminate to US Market  Packaging Strategies

Clemson Launches Compostable Packaging Research Initiative - Packaging World

Monday, November 13, 2023

Clemson Launches Compostable Packaging Research Initiative  Packaging World

Problem Plastics Are Poisoning People and Polluting the Planet - NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Problem Plastics Are Poisoning People and Polluting the Planet  NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Roberts Mart Launches New Compostable Packaging Film - Packaging Strategies

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Roberts Mart Launches New Compostable Packaging Film  Packaging Strategies

False Solutions Exacerbate the U.S. Plastic Pollution Crisis - Surfrider Foundation

Friday, November 3, 2023

False Solutions Exacerbate the U.S. Plastic Pollution Crisis  Surfrider Foundation

The Portland Trail Blazers Use Eco-Products Packaging - Packaging World

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The Portland Trail Blazers Use Eco-Products Packaging  Packaging World

Eco-Products brings compostable packaging to the basketball court - Sustainable Plastics

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Eco-Products brings compostable packaging to the basketball court  Sustainable Plastics

Ann Arbor, Michigan, takes steps to reduce plastic in compost - Waste Today Magazine

Friday, October 27, 2023

Ann Arbor, Michigan, takes steps to reduce plastic in compost  Waste Today Magazine

Compostable Dog Poop Bags Aren’t Really That Compostable - TIME

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Compostable Dog Poop Bags Aren’t Really That Compostable  TIME

How biodegradable packaging is meeting the demands of consumers, the planet - FoodNavigator-USA.com

Monday, October 23, 2023

How biodegradable packaging is meeting the demands of consumers, the planet  FoodNavigator-USA.com

Even biodegradable plastic is harmful to fish populations - Earth.com

Monday, October 23, 2023

Even biodegradable plastic is harmful to fish populations  Earth.com

Research shows biodegradable plastics are still harmful to fish - Phys.org

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Research shows biodegradable plastics are still harmful to fish  Phys.org

Plastics and the circular economy – deep dive - ellenmacarthurfoundation.org

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Plastics and the circular economy – deep dive  ellenmacarthurfoundation.org

Study stirs controversy over the benefits of biodegradable plastics - The National

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Study stirs controversy over the benefits of biodegradable plastics  The National

Compostable packaging is on the rise. What are consumers supposed to do with it? - Waste Dive

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Compostable packaging is on the rise. What are consumers supposed to do with it?  Waste Dive

Clemson Event Highlights Compostable Packaging - Packaging World

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Clemson Event Highlights Compostable Packaging  Packaging World

FlexSea’s biodegradable plastics attract £3m investment - Imperial College London

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

FlexSea’s biodegradable plastics attract £3m investment  Imperial College London

Plastics can be used more sustainably in agriculture - Communications Earth & Environment - Nature.com

Monday, September 25, 2023

Plastics can be used more sustainably in agriculture - Communications Earth & Environment  Nature.com

Tipa and CNG partner to bolster compostable packaging market - Recycling Today

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Tipa and CNG partner to bolster compostable packaging market  Recycling Today

Gains in Compostable Packaging Popularity Ahead - Packaging World

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Gains in Compostable Packaging Popularity Ahead  Packaging World

These biodegradable plastics made from algae are a new hope for the environment - World Economic Forum

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

These biodegradable plastics made from algae are a new hope for the environment  World Economic Forum

Researchers create plastic alternative that's compostable in home and industrial settings - USA TODAY

Monday, August 7, 2023

Researchers create plastic alternative that's compostable in home and industrial settings  USA TODAY

Feeding bacteria seaweed to make compostable plastic - Nature.com

Monday, August 7, 2023

Feeding bacteria seaweed to make compostable plastic  Nature.com

Starch could reduce plastic waste - Futurity: Research News

Monday, August 7, 2023

Starch could reduce plastic waste  Futurity: Research News

Michigan scientists develop home compostable PLA-based blend - Sustainable Plastics

Monday, August 7, 2023

Michigan scientists develop home compostable PLA-based blend  Sustainable Plastics

Making bioplastics that are easier to compost - MSUToday

Friday, August 4, 2023

Making bioplastics that are easier to compost  MSUToday

Why “Compostable” Plastic Is Actually Trash - Environmental Defence

Friday, August 4, 2023

Why “Compostable” Plastic Is Actually Trash  Environmental Defence

New biodegradable plastics are compostable in your backyard - Phys.org

Monday, July 10, 2023

New biodegradable plastics are compostable in your backyard  Phys.org

Compostable Plastic Is Garbage - The Atlantic

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Compostable Plastic Is Garbage  The Atlantic

Are compostable and biodegradable plastics better for the environment than regular plastics? - Environment America

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Are compostable and biodegradable plastics better for the environment than regular plastics?  Environment America

‘Compostable’ plastics no longer able to be composted in Boulder - Boulder Beat News

Thursday, March 2, 2023

‘Compostable’ plastics no longer able to be composted in Boulder  Boulder Beat News

Is biodegradable better? Making sense of 'compostable' plastics - Phys.org

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Is biodegradable better? Making sense of 'compostable' plastics  Phys.org

Home Compostable Plastics Are Too Good to Be True - Treehugger

Monday, January 23, 2023

Home Compostable Plastics Are Too Good to Be True  Treehugger

The myth of ‘home-compostable’ plastics - Grist

Monday, November 7, 2022

The myth of ‘home-compostable’ plastics  Grist

Most “Home Compostable” Plastics Aren’t, Says New Study - Mother Jones

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Most “Home Compostable” Plastics Aren’t, Says New Study  Mother Jones

‘It’s greenwash’: most home compostable plastics don’t work, says study - The Guardian

Thursday, November 3, 2022

‘It’s greenwash’: most home compostable plastics don’t work, says study  The Guardian

'Compostable plastic' doesn't live up to its environmental claims. Here's what you can focus on instead - CNN

Thursday, November 3, 2022

'Compostable plastic' doesn't live up to its environmental claims. Here's what you can focus on instead  CNN

60% of home ‘compostable’ plastic doesn’t fully break down, ending up in our soil - Frontiers

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

60% of home ‘compostable’ plastic doesn’t fully break down, ending up in our soil  Frontiers

Is biodegradable and compostable plastic good for the environment? Not necessarily - World Wildlife Fund

Friday, April 8, 2022

Is biodegradable and compostable plastic good for the environment? Not necessarily  World Wildlife Fund

New process makes ‘biodegradable’ plastics truly compostable - UC Berkeley

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

New process makes ‘biodegradable’ plastics truly compostable  UC Berkeley

Biodegradable and compostable plastics — challenges and opportunities - European Environment Agency

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Biodegradable and compostable plastics — challenges and opportunities  European Environment Agency

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 Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF).

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