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Ford Motor, Ford, Ford Motor Company, Leon Kaye, F-150, Unifi, REPREVE, plastic, waste diversion, recycling, plastic bottles

Ford F-150s Now Upholstered With Recycled Plastic Bottles

Yesterday the automaker announced fabric made out of recycled bottles will be used in its F-150 line of trucks.
Senate bill 270, California, plastic bags, plastic, recycling, plastic bag ban, plastics industry trade association, American Progressive Bag Alliance, Leon Kaye,

San Francisco Startup Aims to Disrupt Plastics Recycling System

Puretergent wants to turn the conventional plastic bottle on its head. The company has come up with a bottle-less method of dispensing "green"…
PHAs, microbeads, Metabolix, Honeywell, personal care products, Leon Kaye, plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate, bioplastics, biodegradable

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell…
PHAs, microbeads, Metabolix, Honeywell, personal care products, Leon Kaye, plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate, bioplastics, biodegradable

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell…
Senate bill 270, California, plastic bags, plastic, recycling, plastic bag ban, plastics industry trade association, American Progressive Bag Alliance, Leon Kaye,

California Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Delayed Until Fall 2016

A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in…
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57 Tons of Garbage Removed From Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Last week, a team of 17 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration divers returned from a mission in which it removed 57 tons of…
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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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Redwood: The Natural Solution to a Man-Made Problem

At the California Redwood Association, we’ve seen the market come full-circle in terms of understanding the natural solution vs. man-made solutions. More and…
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UNEP Report Discloses the Business Risks of Plastic Use

The total natural capital cost of plastic used in the consumer goods industry is over $75 billion a year, a report by the…
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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…
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Distill Those Used Plastic Shopping Bags for Fuel

University of Illinois researchers have developed an energy-efficient way to convert used plastic shopping bags to fuel. The conversion process produces significantly more…
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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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Startup Develops Eco-Friendly Material to Replace Wood and Plastic

Australian-based materials company Zeoform claims to have developed a new material made of cellulose fiber and water, which has the potential to replace…
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Plastic-Dissolving Spray Could Shrink Landfills

PlasTek, a plastic-dissolving spray, was the brain child of some BYU students, and now it is poised to reduce landfill volume, degrade plastics…