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Biobased resins demand to rise 19%/yr through 2017

Global demand for biobased and biodegradable plastics will rise 19% per year to 960,000 metric tons in 2017.
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Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19% per year through 2017

The most rapid gains in demand are expected for biobased commodity resins such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which are just beginning to enter the commercial market.
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Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance formed

Eight leading consumer brand companies join the World Wildlife Fund in forming an alliance dedicated to the responsible development of plastics made from plant material.
Mintel's Dornbpazer packs 'em in at the Innovation Stage
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How can green packaging be simultaneously more AND less important to todays consumers?

There’s both more and less interest in going green. It’s a head-scratcher, but Mintel Group's Lynn Dornblaser unraveled the mystery to Pack Expo 2013 attendees.
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Pea-based protein bar launches in 31% bio-based wrapper

Known for the simplicity and purity of its snack-bar products, LÄRABAR launches its new ALT protein bar in a wrapper made from a non-GMO, plant-based material.
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Bio-feedstocks becoming flights of fancy?

Just because something can be converted into packaging doesn’t mean that it should be.
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Kids' organic oats get plantable, compostable packaging

Packaging for instant cereal products for children includes compostable single-serve cups for convenience and a carton insert embedded vegetable seeds for a hands-on activity.
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PLA capsules adorn wine bottles

Trinity Oaks begins using compostable wine bottle capsules made from renewable materials.
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Bioplastics feedstock not in competition with food, reveals data

The feedstock needed for bioplastics production accounts for only a minimal fraction of global agricultural area, according to new data published by European Bioplastics.
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The Bioplastics Council launches awards program

Competition will recognize outstanding innovation and unique application of bioplastics materials, products, or processes by a company.

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