Tag: bioplastics


Dutch scientists say they have developed a process that uses nanotechnology to convert plant matter into the basic components of plastics, an innovation that could ultimately provide an alternative to oil-based plastics in the manufacture of thousands of everyday products.


Braskem is a Brazilian based petrochemical company with headquarters in Sao Paulo. Braksem is the largest petrochemical company in all the Americas based on production capacity and is ranked number give around the globe. Other countries that house commercial offices Read more…


Dow Chemical is planning construction of a bioplastics plant in Brazil that the company says will produce plastic from sugarcane in volumes competitive with plastics generated from petroleum. Later this year Dow, in a partnership with the Japanese firm Mitsui Read more…


Cereplast, a company that makes starch-based renewable plastics, wants a new bioplastic symbol and has launched a competition that will give $25,000 to the winner. More details will be announced on January 3rd, 2011. Applications will be judged by none Read more…


In the 1960s movie classic, “The Graduate,” Dustin Hoffman, playing a recent college grad, is cornered by a middle-aged man who tells him the word for the future: plastics. Today that word might well be bioplastics. As part of a Read more…


I was recently asked by a friend whether I was able to create an impact through my anti-plastic propaganda. I told him how easily I was able to reduce my plastic consumption in a couple days and how supportive the Read more…


Major business groups representing the food industry, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, say they will not support long-awaited food safety legislation if it includes an amendment banning bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical found in thousands of everyday plastics. The comprehensive Read more…


According to the United Nations, an estimated 40 percent of the global population, or close to 2.6 billion million people do not have access to a toilet of any sort, even a pit latrine. This has created a public health Read more…


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…


BioSolar Inc., a publicly traded California company, says it’s come up with a way to build a better solar panel, with plastics made from plants. I sat down recently with company CEO David Lee, both of us at keyboards, to Read more…

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