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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.
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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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Easter egg candy packs are renewable, compostable

Canadian candy company selects cellulose-based film for its stand-up pouch packaging for competitive advantage with Easter treats.
Lactalis
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Lactalis uses bioplastics for its cheese snacks

Precious Sticksters cheeses are filled on hf/f/s equipment using a 50-50 film blend of polylactic acid and petroleum-based materials.
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Brazilian sunscreen launched in sugarcane-based plastic bottle

After partnering with bioplastic manufacturer in 2008, J&J releases personal care product in packaging containing sugarcane-based plastic.
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The Greener Package top 10 for 2011

Readers continue to crave information on bioplastics and end-of-life options for packaging.
(l. to r.) Edwards, Gruber, Frazier, and van Aken
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Coca-Cola invests in biotech to fast track a 100% plant-based bottle

The Coca-Cola Company invests in three biotechnology companies to help speed the development of a commercial-scale technology to create a 100% plant-based PlantBottle.
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World demand for bioplastics to exceed 1 million tons in 2015

Consumer preferences for sustainable materials, improved product performance, and price parity with petroleum-based plastics will be the key drivers of bioplastic’s growth.
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PLA yogurt cup project scrutinized from all angles

Attention to detail, as well as the new pack’s 48% reduction in global warming potential versus petroleum-based packages, netted Stonyfield an Environmental Impact award in the FDA-Regulated category of this year’s competition.

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