Category Archives: Bioplastics

Story image for bioplastics as biological nutrient from Circulate

Organic Matters

CirculateMar 30, 2017
Could the huge volumes of biological materials that flow through our cities … and biological nutrients, aims to loop biological matter safely back to the … such as succinic acid and PLA that can be used to produce bioplastics.

Packaging Made From Mushrooms

mushroom-packagingBiomaterials company Ecovative is making packaging out of mushrooms. In the video above, watch the company’s co-founder Eben Bayer explain how it works and the positive impact it has on the environment.


U.S. demand for bioplastics to exceed 550M lb in 2016

How accurate was this article written in 2012?

bioplastics forecast 2012U.S. demand for bioplastics is forecast to climb at a 20% annual pace through 2016 to 550 million pounds, valued at $680 million. Although they have achieved a considerable degree of commercial success, bioplastics remain in an early stage of development, representing only a small niche within the overall plastics industry. Going forward, technical innovations that enhance the properties of bioplastics and lower their price will drive growth. These and other trends are presented in “Bioplastics,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc.

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Bioplastics Daily News – New funding from German government for CO2- based plastics

covestroMaterials manufacturer Covestro is working within the scope “Production Dreams” project, with RWTH Aachen University and the Technical University of Berlin, both in Germany, on a further process that will enable the greenhouse gas to be used as well in the environmentally friendly manufacture of elastomers on an industrial scale. Elastomers are plastics that hold their shape but are elastically formable.

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