Holland Bioplastics heeft tot doel het verspreiden, delen en toegankelijk maken van kennis en het verbinden van partijen rondom bioplastics.

Het stijgende bewustzijn rondom de uitputting van grondstoffen en veranderingen van het klimaat, het minder afhankelijk willen worden van olieproducerende landen en de wens om een meer biobased economie te creëren, zorgen ervoor dat er steeds meer aandacht komt voor bioplastics. De voordelen van bioplastics concentreren zich rondom de besparing op fossiele grondstoffen door gebruik te maken van biomassa, het verlagen van de carbon footprint en het aanbieden van nieuwe en innovatieve afvalverwerkingsmethoden zoals composteren en anaëroob vergisten. Daarnaast kunnen verschillende bioplastics ook mechanisch gerecycled worden. Composteren en vergisten zijn met name innovatief omdat beiden de verpakkingen samen met het voedselafval op een milieuvriendelijke manier kunnen verwerken.

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United Caps partners with Braskem to deliver sustainable caps

United Caps has partnered with Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem to supply GREENER bio-sourced plastic caps and closures made from sugar cane. Braskem Netherlands sales manager Brendan Hill said: “Braskem is pleased to be working with United Caps to bring their more environmentally sustainable GREENER closure solutions to the caps and …

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Allbirds put their best foot forward with new sugar-based EVA resin from Braskem.

Allbirds, the creator of what TIME Magazine described as the “world’s most comfortable shoe”, and Brazilian chemicals and petrochemicals giant Braskem have partnered on a new renewable resin made from sugarcane – SweetFoam. The San Francisco-based shoe company will use renewable bio-based EVA resin (ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer), a sustainable …

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New pet food packaging initiative utilizes sustainable sugarcane

BOULDER, COLORADO — Only Natural Pet is integrating at least 30% bioplastic packaging material into every bag of its recently launched line of Mindful Meals dry dog food. This announcement was made in conjunction with thermoplastics polyolefins-producer Braskem, headquartered in Philadelphia. This new packaging initiative was also developed in conjunction …

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Full Innovation Takes Root Program Released Featuring New Speakers for September 2018 Conference

SPEAKERS FROM ELECTROLUX AND PEPSICO JOIN AN ALREADY STELLAR LINEUP THAT DEMONSTRATES HOW THIS FORUM DRAWS BROAD INTEREST FROM BRAND OWNERS TO NGOS, TO MANUFACTURERS WHO WILL SET THE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE INGEO ADVANCED MATERIALS INNOVATION. MINNETONKA, Minn., August 13, 2018 – NatureWorks announced today the full program for the sixth Innovation Takes Root: …

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Braskem’s Green Plastic now in chairs released by Tramontina

Braskem’s Green Plastic will be used as raw material for Tramontina’s Jet and Paco chairs. The partnership between the two companies combines sophistication in design with environmentally friendly practices, the main proposal of the launches. The green resin, produced from sugar cane, has the same characteristics as conventional PE, with …

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Lawn product is greener with bioplastic packaging

Scotts Canada, a marketer of consumer lawn and garden and hydroponic growing products, has introduced its new Scotts Turf Builder with Root-Trients, packaged in Braskem’s I’m green™ Polyethylene. Scotts and Braskem partnered with flexible packaging provider Peel Plastic Products Ltd. to develop the new 4.33-kg bag. Says Glenn Martin, Director of Marketing for Scotts …

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Plastic en de impact op het milieu in de pers

In de pers duiken de laatste tijd regelmatig berichten op over plastic en de impact op het milieu. Dit hangt voor een deel samen met de inzet van de Plastic Soup Foundation en de publicaties vanuit Brussel. Ook de VN heeft een rapport uitgegeven waaruit blijkt dat de wereld de komende jaren …

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Fashion brand starts using renewable mailing bags made from sugarcane

Packaging manufacturer Duo UK has started providing sustainable mailing bags made from sugarcane for fast fashion retailer Pink Boutique. The bags are created from a sugarcane biopolymer known as GreenPE, which is renewable and carbon-negative. Duo UK manufactures the GreenPE mailing bags from its Manchester-base. Anthony Brimelow, commercial director at Duo …

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Registration Now Open for the 6th Innovation Takes Root – The NatureWorks Advanced Biomaterials Forum

Leading consumer products companies Unilever and Danone as well as international thought leaders representing the Ellen MacArthur Foundation will be speaking at the upcoming conference. MINNETONKA, Minn., May 3, 2018 — NatureWorks announced today that registration is now open for the sixth biennial Innovation Takes Root (ITR) biomaterials forum. The …

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Flo Presents Gea, a New Generation of Coffee Capsules Developed with NatureWorks

The new capsule is the first in the world that combines compostability, oxygen barrier, and an improved taste and aroma experience for the consumer. PARMA, Italy., and MINNETONKA, Minn., May 16, 2018— Flo, a major European food packaging producer, is proud to introduce Gea, an industrially compostable coffee capsule created …

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