Bioplastics

Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips
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Compostable pouch is perfect fit for seaweed chips

For its line of natural seaweed chips, New Frontier Foods selects a pouch package made from compostable wood pulp that matches its Ocean’s Halo brand identity.
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GreenShield Organic sugarcane-based HDPE bottle
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Sugarcane-based bottle aligns with organic cleaners

Organic cleaning products company Greenology switches to sugarcane-based HDPE bottles that provide the same functionality as petroleum-based packaging in a renewable material.
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Data predict significant growth for bioplastics to 2018

At its annual conference, European Bioplastics presents results from its market data update, which predicts a 400% growth in bioplastics production capacities by 2018.
Sonoco produces plant-based, bio-resin blow-molded bottles for Ecover's green cleaning line in North America.
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Ecover employs plant-based bottles for new home care cleaning line

Sonoco produces plant-based, bio-resin blow-molded bottles for Ecover's green cleaning line in North America.
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Coca-Cola is first to use bio-based drink carton

Honored with an award by the Brazilian Packaging Assn., Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice brand is the first to use a drink carton incorporating LDPE films from sugarcane.
Starch-based packaging is eco-friendly.
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Starch technology yields eco-friendly pack for pasta

Improving the environment while increasing food freshness are dual benefits from the new packaging for Valley Fine Foods of Benicia, CA.
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Bioplastics market to reach $3.94 billion in 2014

A new report predicts that bioplastics will become increasingly important as economic, legislative, and environmental issues drive policies to support sustainable growth.

Bioplastic, 3D-printed jar for skin balm

Anita’s Balm founder Anita Redd has engineered and is now manufacturing an intricately designed jar to hold 1 oz of her natural skin remedy, formulated for eczema. The jar is made in-house, using a 3D printer and is constructed of plant-based PLA resin.
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Coca-Cola further invests in biobased resin for PlantBottle

The Coca-Cola Company is making an additional investment in paraxylene company Virent to speed the full-scale commercialization of its 100% plant-based plastic packaging.
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Key trends driving bioplastics for packaging

Among the trends driving the market for bioplastic packaging materials, the competitive cost and availability of fossil fuels will have the largest impact and their commercial production and use.

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