Tag: biodegradable


The Federal Trade Commission announced six enforcement actions last week, including against companies that marketed supposedly biodegradable plastic rebar cap covers, plastic golf tees, and plastic shopping bags, as part of the agency’s ramped up crackdown on environmental claims.


A team of U.S. scientists says it has developed a class of biodegradable electronics technology that could be utilized for a wide range of products — from consumer devices to medical implants — and that ultimately would dissolve completely, leaving Read more…


Based in San Diego, Global 8 Environmental Technologies is pursuing a new direction for the company, creating relationships with sustainable businesses that help these partners to grow. The first step down this path was announced recently in Global 8’s agreement with Wheatware (Grand Island, Nebraska), a manufacturer of products from compostable bio-resin made from wheat. As more collaborations such as the Wheatware-Global 8 deal are forged, they should help sustainable businesses like these accelerate their growth, increase profits, and attract a broad range of investors.


By now, many have heard algae being proclaimed as the fuel source that could potentially replace a large percentage of the petroleum we use. However, non-fuel uses of algae that can further lessen our dependence on petroleum have not gotten Read more…


The amount of plastic that will be produced this decade will nearly equal the total produced in the 20th century, and the substance is increasingly taking a toll on human health and the environment, a new study says. Reporting in Read more…

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