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PLA water bottle with embossed label facilitates recycled PLA production

PLA water bottle with embossed label facilitates recycled PLA production

Together with TotalEnergies Corbion (Gorinchem, the Netherlands), Korean water producer Sansu (Seoul, South Korea) is developing an embossed label water bottle made of Luminy® PLA bioplastics to speed up the ...
Japanese team create biodegradable plastic fit for industrial use

Japanese team create biodegradable plastic fit for industrial use

A team of Japanese researchers said Wednesday it has developed a new bioplastic that is not only durable but degrades rapidly in seawater and can be mass produced.    The ...
Make plastic packaging less confusing, scientists warn

Make plastic packaging less confusing, scientists warn

If you want people to recycle compostable plastics appropriately, they need more help understanding how to do it. That is one of the conclusions of a new study of university ...
Biodegradable microplastics disappear in just seven months

Biodegradable microplastics disappear in just seven months

Microplastics can take 100-1,000 years to degrade. Now, thanks to a research breakthrough, they can do it in just seven months. Microplastics are tiny, nearly indestructible fragments shed from everyday ...
Indonesia plans to ban single-use plastic by end of 2029

Indonesia plans to ban single-use plastic by end of 2029

Indonesia will start imposing a ban on single-use plastic products by the end of 2029, the country’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Monday (Jun 5). By that time, manufacturers ...
How to convert CO2 to bioplastics in the age of global warming

How to convert CO2 to bioplastics in the age of global warming

Global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2) which trap heat in the atmosphere and warms the globe, is becoming increasing prevalent with unsustainable human activity ...
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UK strengthens pledge to end plastic pollution by 2040

UK signs Ministerial Statement calling for an ambitious global plastic pollution treaty to tackle plastic pollution and protect the marine environment. The UK, alongside 52 other members of the High ...
‘Difficult but doable’: Malaysia’s aim to ban the use of plastic bags by 2025

‘Difficult but doable’: Malaysia’s aim to ban the use of plastic bags by 2025

Cigarette butts, plastic bottles, takeaway containers, food wrappers, plastic bags, and straws.  These are just some of the waste items that are collected from the coastlines during Reef Check’s international ...