Researchers at the University of New South Wales have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into a recyclable, biodegradable packaging material. Read more

Fin Slater spoke to CuanTec to see if its bioplastic solution might be able to function as a viable alternative to standard plastic food wraps Read more

A series of new studies has reportedly shown that Walki’s Bioska films completely biodegrade within 6 months Read more

The 14th European Bioplastics Conference, which took place on the 3rd and 4th of December, saw a strong focus on growth and innovation Read more

Smurfit Kappa and Wings For Aid have created an innovative solution that facilitates the delivery of emergency supplies into hard-to-reach areas Read more

The company will present its new Sanner BioBase® effervescent tablet packaging for the first time at Pharmapack 2020 Read more

The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update reportedly confirm the dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. Read more

Fazer and Sulapac have collaborated to develop a microplastic-free, compostable packaging solution – available at the end of November. Read more

Ahead of the Sustainability Awards 2019 ceremony at FachPack on 25th September, here are the 25 finalists competing for the top sustainability prizes in packaging Read more

The elite international, independent jury has completed round one of its deliberations – and we can now reveal the 25 finalists competing for the packaging Sustainability Awards 2019. Read more


A new study intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags made from different polymer types under littering conditions. Read more


In a new position paper, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH offers its viewpoint on the use of biobased and biodegradable plastics, and their contribution to a circular economy. Read more

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have formed a partnership to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films. Read more

Arla Oy is set to be the first company in Finland to use renewable wood-based bioplastics in gable-top paperboards for milk, yoghurt and cooking products. The tall oil-based raw material used for the cartons was developed by Finnish company UPM. Read more

“Biomass is the key ingredient that a plastics circular economy must rely on.” Tim Sykes reports on a European Bioplastics conference that was preoccupied with issues around end of life. Read more

The European Bioplastics Conference takes place next week in Berlin. Ahead of the annual, industry-defining summit, Tim Sykes caught up with Hasso von Pogrell to discuss the latest advances in bio-based polymers and their growing impact on packaging Read more

Plastics derived from renewable biomass such as PBC are rising to the sustainability challenge - write Fabien Resweber (PTTMCC Biochem) and Lawrence Theunissen (Reverdia) Read more

Two biopolymer scientists talk about creating a plastic substitute Read more

Libby White asks Clark Ensminger, Market Development Manager, Cosmetic Packaging, Eastman Chemical Company, how collaboration and packaging design leveraging on the capabilities of new materials results in a more sustainable solution. Read more

Eastman is proud to have collaborated with cosmetics house Groupe Rocher on the design of a new “ecodesign compact” concept made entirely of Eastman materials. Read more

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