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PHA Bioplastic: The best possible use of food waste

How do you reuse a dirty, smelly waste material like the sludgy mess from industrial food production to create bioplastic? One team is…

Time To Reduce Our ‘Plastic Footprint’

Our world is full of single-use plastic, meant to be used once and thrown away. And though some of it — depending on…
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Ford Edges Closer to ‘Growing’ Its Own Car Parts

Ford has developed and launched eight plant-based materials for use in its car parts -- and the company isn't stopping there.
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The Mustang Gets an EcoBoost for Its 50th Birthday

For the model's 50th birthday, the folks at Ford Motor Co. decided to do things a bit differently by launching the first Mustang…
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What This 3-D Printed Lip Balm Jar Means for the Future of Cosmetics Packaging

Widespread availability (and affordability for that matter) of printers has supercharged experimentation -- re-shaping and redefining design and prototyping in the process.
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Italian Scientists Turn Food Waste Into Bioplastics

A group of scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genova, Italy are working on ways to create bioplastic from food…
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2012 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Winner: Molly Morse Recycles Greenhouse Gas into Plastic

Plastics are a thorn in the side of environmentalists: The ubiquitous material is made from nonrenewable resources like oil, may leach chemicals over…
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Students Design Edible, Plastic-Free Water Bottle

In an ideal, eco-friendly world, disposable plastic water bottles wouldn't exist; everyone would drink their water from a reusable cup or bottle. But…

Newlight Makes Plastic Out of Thin Air (Not Oil)

What if we could pull CO2 out of the air and convert it into something useful, something that requires the generation of CO2…
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Demand For Bioplastics Creates Strange Industry Bedfellows

The demand for bioplastics creates odd bedfellows, as in today's announcement that Ford and Weyerhaeuser will collaborate on developing new car parts.
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Five Global Companies Pledge Cooperation on Bioplastic

Coca-Cola, Ford Motor, Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble (PG) pledged last week to form a strategic working group to ramp up the…
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Tackling End-of-Life Issues for Bio Plastics

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

Enerkem Localizes Fuel Production Using Landfill Trash

Gas prices are again spiking, which is why it may be the perfect time to look in your trash can. Come again? Yes,…

Pepsi’s New 100% Plant Based Bottle: Too Good to Keep to Itself?

We all know that the amount of plastic generated by the manufacture and consumption of beverages constitutes a huge use of resources. Coca…

Not All Bioplastics Are Greener

A study by University of Pittsburgh researchers found that bioplastics are not necessarily greener than petroleum-based plastic when the use of pesticides and…