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PaperFoam: Protective packaging is 100% compostable & recyclable

Designed to protect products in the electronics, cosmetics, medical, beverage, and food industries, PaperFoam packing materials are made using a patented injection molding process and can be easily incorporated into packaging lines using pick and place machines, robots, and feeders.
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Huhtamaki: Redesigned paper cups

Huhtamaki redesigned its range of compostable BioWare paper cups to give the products a fresh, modern appearance whilst placing further emphasis on their green credentials.
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Ahlstrom: Biodegradable molding material for food packaging

Ahlstrom NatureMold is a new biodegradable molding material for food packaging that can be used for a range of food applications.
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Organic lip balm gets compostable packaging

New line of organic lip balms is launched in biodegradable, compostable paper tubes.
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How do compostable plastics affect the recycling stream?

A new meta-study from European Bioplastics looks at the impact of compostable plastics mixed with conventional plastics in post-consumer recycling streams.
Off The Shelf: Plantable, compostable pod holds produce seeds
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Off The Shelf: Plantable, compostable pod holds produce seeds

Scotts Miracle-Gro introduces the Gro-Ables Seed Pod, which offers consumers a foolproof way to grow their own herbs and produce from seeds. Seeds, along with fertilizer, are contained in a ‘pod’ made from compostable materials that can be planted directly in the ground and turns to compost by the following growing season.
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Miracle-Gro compostable seed pods are consumer-focused

Addressing consumers’ challenges with growing edible plants from seeds, Scotts Miracle-Gro launches a seed pod made from molded fiber that gets planted directly in the ground.
Protective packaging made from crop waste
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Protective packaging made from crop waste

Restore Mushroom Packaging from Sealed Air Corp. is made from crop waste, which is just about endlessly renewable. To make it even more sustainable, it's home compostable
Global partners offer green packaging solutions that are cost-competitive with existing petroleum streams
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Global partners offer green packaging solutions that are cost-competitive with existing petroleum streams

U.S. based Ingredion and Australia's Plantic offer thermoform materials with oxygen barrier properties, replacing EVOH barrier layers. KTM produces 100% starch-based foam products from bio degradable dunnage to pharma-grade coolers.
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Biopac: Compostable salad containers

Designed for caterers and foodservice outlets, Biopac’s compostable salad containers offer the same durability and aesthetic appeal as plastic containers, but can be composted along with food waste.

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