A formidable team formed by a high-end retailer, a premium food manufacturer, an innovative fiber material producer and a food packaging specialist who joined forces to find a plastic-replacing, sustainable solution for ready meal trays now say they have done just that.
Sustainable technology company Anellotech, based in the US has developed and patented a thermal catalytic process for converting biomass into BTX - a mixture of benzene, toluene and xylene - aromatics which are chemically identical to their petroleum-based counterparts.
Arkema has announced the location of its planned new world-scale plant for the production of the monomer of PA11 - 11-Aminoundecanoic acid, derived from castor oil - and its Rilsan polyamide 11 resins.
European Bioplastics (EUBP) has played down the results of a recent study by the University of Plymouth, which examined the environmental impact of plastic carrier bags in the environment over a 3-year period.
UK supplier of ingredients to the food industry, Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), has strengthened its commitment to sustainability by unveiling plans to convert all its plastic packaging from black to white.
Should it be much more difficult to export low quality recycled scrap plastic around the world, if there are serious doubts about whether it can be handled in an environmentally sound way in the country it is bound for?