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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.
Paktech's sustainability equals profitability... just ask Walmart
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Paktech's sustainability equals profitability... just ask Walmart

How can you reduce eliminate corrugate and petroleum use, 78% of your greenhouse gas emissions and 90% of your energy use? Watch this video to get the answer from Paktech, “the handle people” ... and so much more. Need convincing? Just pause this short video at 1:20 and study the Walmart eco-scoring chart at 1:20. And again at 2:20 to see how to save hundreds of dollars per truckload.
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Coca-Cola enters partnership to expand PlantBottle production

Partnership with JBF Industries will result in the world’s largest facility for the production of bio-glycol—the key ingredient used to make PlantBottle packaging.
10: Dasani and Odwalla available in PlantBottle
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Top 10 Greener Package countdown

The most-viewed articles on Greener Package for the first six months of 2012 show readers’ appetite for best practices in sustainable packaging innovation as exhibited by their peers.
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U.S. demand for bioplastics to exceed 550M lb in 2016

New study predicts a 20% annual growth rate for bioplastics, with non-biodegradable bio-based resins representing more than two-fifths of volume demand.
These trays are made from 80% certified renewable material.
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Corn-based meat trays

One of the leading supermarket chains in Australia will use some 95 million trays eco Plastic trays in calendar year 2012.
Flautas from Excelline in biopolymer packaging.
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New barrier biopolymer apps debut at AMI/FMI

Boasting a gas-barrier layer that comes from a ‘high amylose plant starch,’ corn-based biopolymer trays were a notable highlight at AMI/FMI International May 1-3 in Dallas.
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Study compares bio-based plastics

A qualitative analysis of bio-based plastics evaluates their environmental, health, and safety impacts through LCA information and plots them on an Avoid/Preferred spectrum.

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