Benefits of Providing Biodegradable Cups

The Environmental Blog

A better option today is to provide customers with biodegradable cups , which offer a variety of benefits compared to other options. Biodegradable Products Limit Waste Accumulation. When you serve a biodegradable cup to customers, you will know that you are helping solve the problem.

The case for exploring jute as an alternative to plastic

GreenBiz

For starters, it's a material that is readily available, biodegradable and affordable. Circular Economy plastic

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Banana agri-waste converted into biodegradable, recyclable plastic

CleanTech Alliance

And while that part of the plant is typically discarded during harvesting, it may soon find use in a plastic that biodegrades and is fully recyclable. Source: Ben Coxworth, New Atlas, Nov 29, 2019 The bunches of bananas that we buy in stores grow off of a central trunk-like structure, known as the pseudostem. According […]. Industry News

Biodegradable tree guards reduce environmental impact

Envirotec Magazine

A new range of biodegradable guards will help to reduce the environmental impact of planting new whips while improving landscape management, says the firm behind them. Flat packed and easy to install, says the firm, the guards are secured with a cane, negating the need for plastic ties.

Graphene-based packaging presented as first truly biodegradeable and compostable alternative to plastic

Envirotec Magazine

UK biotech company Toraphene says it is preparing to unveil the world’s first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. And so it is being presented as the first commercially viable alternative to plastics.

Richard Horne moves from Borouge to biodegradable plastics firm Polymateria

Eco-Business

Horne leaves Borouge after three years and will be based in Singapore

"Self-Destructing Plastic" Wins Top Prize in Create the Future Contest

altenergymag

A Biodegradable Solution to the Global Plastic Waste Problem

Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

Inhabitat - Innovation

Find out how banana leaves can be transformed into a sturdy, durable alternative to single-use plastic

Biofuels, Plastic and the Environment: Interview with Molly Morse, CEO, Mango Materials

CleanTech Group

Mango Materials is at the forefront of developing innovations in how plastic is made and, eventually, released back into the environment. The key.

Firms target hard to recycle plastic packaging reduction with biodegradable alternative

Envirotec Magazine

Packaging firm DS Smithand and Aquapak, a developer of biodegradable polymer, are teaming up to develop sustainable fibre based packaging solutions that they say will replace hard to recycle packaging made from combined materials such as cardboard and plastic. Hydropol resin pellets.

Sustainable Packaging: Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly Options For Your Business

Green Business Bureau

One of the biggest culprits of plastic and styrofoam pollution in the world is the packaging materials that companies use in shipping their products. Examples include cardboard, paper, and some types of plastic. Sustainable Packaging Using Innovative Biodegradable Bioplastics.

How Proteins Can Be Used to Create Biodegradable Materials

Green Living Guy

According to the Earth Day Foundation, nearly 8 million metric tons of plastic find their way into the Earth’s oceans each year, sinking to depths of as many as 11 km deep. By 2050, Earth Day estimates that there will be more plastic in the ocean, by weight, than there.

Innovative Alternatives to Plastic For a Plastic-Free Planet

The Environmental Blog

Plastic production has considerably increased since the early 1950s, researchers estimate that 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since then which is the equivalent to the weight of more than 800,000 Eiffel Towers.

How Big a Difference Can Biodegradable Straws Make to the Environment?

Green Business Bureau

Disposable plastics are posing serious problems for our planet. Across Europe, a single-use plastic ban will come into effect from 2021, targeting straws, cotton buds, and disposable cutlery, among other products. Biodegradable straws are one of the alternatives available that fit these criteria. As you will know, conventional plastics can take as long as 500 years to decompose in nature. What are Biodegradable Straws? The Benefits of Biodegradable Straws.

4 Features Of A Green Supply Chain

Green Living Guy

Climate Change Conservation Eco Friendly Products Environment going green Green Jobs green products plastic pollution sustainability biodegradable packaging eco-friendly manufacturing eco-friendly supply chain ethical sourcing Go Green plastic free Reduce Pollution

Molson Coors joins Science-Based Targets with 1.5C goal and new plastics strategy

GreenBiz

The beer giant is promising to cut emissions by 50 percent and ensure all packaging is reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradeable by 2025. Commitments & Goals plastic Pollution Prevention

Bioplastics, Biodegradable Plastics, & Compostable Plastics: What’s the Difference?

AGreenLiving

Bioplastics, biodegradable plastics, … The post Bioplastics, Biodegradable Plastics, & Compostable Plastics: What’s the Difference? View post: Bioplastics, Biodegradable Plastics, & Compostable Plastics: What’s the Difference? The global bioplastic market is growing rapidly. appeared first on Earth 911.

6 Practical Ways We Can Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Blog

Plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental issues of our generation. Australia produces around 2-3 million tons of plastic every single year, with a frightening 130,000 tons on average typically finding its way into our oceans. Reduce Single-Use Plastic.

Finally, fully biodegradable toothpaste tubes are here

AGreenLiving

But what if those pesky toothpaste tubes were made of something biodegradable ? But this sustainable toothpaste from Rocc Naturals is aiming to help manage this ever-growing plastic crisis. National Geographic named plastic pollution one of the “most pressing environmental issues.”

Where there's hope for speeding up business action on plastics

GreenBiz

Where there's hope for speeding up business action on plastics. Its landmark report, "The New Plastics Economy," sounded the alarm in 2016 that if "business as usual" continues, by 2025 the ocean may hold more plastic than fish by weight.

Are bioplastics really better for the environment? Read the fine print

GreenBiz

Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern and make the environmentally responsible choice. Circular Economy plastic Waste Management

GBB Member, Chlorophyll Water, Launches Landfill Biodegradable Bottles

Green Business Bureau

Delivering on their corporate mission and promise to create a deliver environmentally friendly bottles and packaging, Chlorophyll Water has announced that they have achieved a major step in their commitment to limit and ultimately cease their contribution to the world’s plastic epidemic. This process allow Chlorophyll Water’s bottle to be 100% recyclable, BPA-free, non-toxic, and now, landfill biodegradable.”.

4 Features Of A Green Supply Chain

Green Living Guy

Climate Change Conservation Eco Friendly Products Environment going green Green Jobs green products plastic pollution sustainability biodegradable packaging eco-friendly manufacturing eco-friendly supply chain ethical sourcing Go Green plastic free Reduce Pollution

Tooth: the eco-friendly toothbrush made from recycled and biodegradable materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

We know you’re conscientious about water consumption by turning off the faucet while you brush, but there’s that seldom discussed issue of toothbrush waste, mostly plastic, that equates to around 1,000,000,000 toothbrushes heading to the landfill annually, and that’s just in the United States. As ubiquitous as morning coffee is the practice of brushing your teeth.

Tarform’s electric motorcycle is built from recyclable and biodegradable materials

Charged

A Brooklyn-based startup is building electric motorcycles that are made from recyclable and natural biodegradable materials. The side panels are made from flax seed rather than plastic, and the pigments that color the bodywork are derived from natural algae.

How to Banish Single-Use Plastic From Your Life

The Environmental Blog

Every plastic cup, bottle, bag, or packaging that you’ve ever thrown away is in a landfill or in the ocean right now, with the exception of a few that might have made it through the recycling process. Here are some of the best ways to reduce the amount of single-use plastic you use.

Packaging developer Choose toasts 'world's first' biodegradable paper bottle

Business Green

The fully biodegradable and compostable packaging innovation has been developed in Edinburgh with support from Innovate UK and Sky Ocean Ventures. Eco-friendly packaging firm Choose claims to have developed the "world's first" biodegradable bottle made from paper, in a move aimed at fighting the scourge of plastic pollution and cutting down CO2, it announced yesterday. Moreover, the carbon footprint of the bottle is 44 per cent smaller than a regular plastic one, it claims.

Report reveals hypocrisy of world’s biggest plastic polluters

Envirotec Magazine

Talking Trash critically analysed voluntary commitments from the ten biggest plastic polluters (Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Mars Incorporated, Mondel?z The Coca-Cola Company is the biggest plastic polluter in the world, with a plastic footprint of 2.9

Hotel Sustainability & Waste Management: Reducing Food, Water and Plastic Waste

Green Business Bureau

This article exposes the flawed system of waste management within hotels and provides practical solutions for reducing three prominent hotel wastes: food, water and plastic waste. Implement the 4-R’s for Plastic Waste Reduction.

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U of M startup to manufacture biodegradable shopping bags

Green Living Guy

Four students from the University of Arkansas have launched a startup company around technology developed by U of M biochemist Simo Sarkanen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, that would manufacture biodegradable plastic shopping bags. He found the technology, a lignin-based biodegradable plastic, on the Office for Technology Commercialization’s website. According to Cao, one million plastic bags are used globally every minute.

All Eyes on Marine Plastic From Orbit

Planet Pulse

New research combining Planet’s high cadence satellite imagery and other innovative technologies has successfully found the sources and pathways of plastic pollution in the Caribbean Sea. Over the course of 2016 to 2018, the total area of plastic debris detected skyrocketed from 0.23

There are no 'silver bullet' solutions to plastics

GreenBiz

There are no 'silver bullet' solutions to plastics. The latest culprit: Bacardi unveiled a bioplastic bottle that can biodegrade in compost systems, freshwater and oceans in 18 months. Bacardi is calling its initiative "a silver bullet in the fight against plastic pollution.". With limited global composting infrastructure, the likelihood that a theoretically biodegradable bottle will be composted in practice is low. Plastic. Plastic Waste.

Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing

AGreenLiving

New fashion house Valani has launched its debut collection of biodegradable separates and dresses inspired by “light living.” Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing.

Sumo wrestles sustainability into an all-natural, biodegradable diaper

AGreenLiving

Even though cloth diapers do keep the plastic variety from sitting in a landfill for hundreds of years, the plastic ribbing and diaper inserts typically keep cloth diapers from being recyclable. It is also biodegradable.

Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

AGreenLiving

Plastic pollution negatively impacts the health of our planet. One organization, called Banana Leaf Technology, is helping to address the stark reality by proposing banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Waste management has led to an irreversible environmental crisis that is felt by wildlife, especially in the oceans.

Biodegradable mushroom packaging makes Seedlip gifts special

AGreenLiving

In an effort to help reduce food packaging waste, non-alcoholic spirit company Seedlip is introducing a Mycelium Gift Pack wrapped in biodegradable mushroom packaging. This fully bio-contributing material is also biodegradable, recyclable and compostable.

Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable

AGreenLiving

That’s because the shade is printed from PLA bioplastic, a material that is made up of 90 percent recycled plastic and plant products. To complete the circle, the Hive shade is commercially compostable and will biodegrade in about six months at the end of its usable life cycle. Original post: Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable.

Plastic Straw Alternatives: 10 Eco-Friendly Choices

Green Business Bureau

It’s time to be more eco-friendly and introduce plastic straws alternatives, especially if you’re a restaurant owner. There are some great plastic straw alternatives that we’ve organized, described and found suppliers for. Restaurants Move to Eliminate Plastic Straws. Recently, restaurants have been acknowledging the severity of this issue and have stepped up to the plate in an effort to minimize plastic waste. Plastic Straw Alternatives for Eco-Friendly Businesses.

Biodegradable and edible seaweed-based packaging reduces plastic waste while supporting local farmers

Climate-KIC

Indonesian company Evoware offers a solution to plastic waste with their seaweed-based packaging, which is biodegradable—and edible. With the normalisation of single-use plastics, like water bottles, bags, straws, takeout containers, and more, it’s no secret that plastic pollution is a widespread and persistent issue. And, it’s much more than accumulation in landfills: Plastics break down […].

This biodegradable T-shirt is made from trees and algae

AGreenLiving

The Vollebak Plant and Algae T-Shirt is an example of clothing that is produced with a vision for the end of the product life cycle when the shirt can be thrown in a landfill where it will biodegrade within a few months. Here it will biodegrade with them, turn into soil, and help new plants to grow,” explains Vollebak co-founder, Steve Tidball. Here is the original: This biodegradable T-shirt is made from trees and algae.

Green footwear brand steps up with 'world's first' biodegradable, plastic-free trainers

Business Green

WAES Footwear launches trainers made from organic cotton and leather, and sustainably-sourced rubber

Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products

AGreenLiving

Along the way, the plastic cases used to protect our expensive investment quickly become outdated and end up in landfills, where they sit for hundreds to thousands of years. Habitat Botanicals develops soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and even deodorants that are zero-waste and plastic-free.

Roll up, roll up: Refillable, biodegradable deodorant start-up raises £500,000

Business Green

Wild claims that its new deodorant line, which comes in a range of scents including coconut, rose, mint, and orange, is the first to be both 100 per cent compostable and biodegradable.