Upcoming Shows & Conferences

Interpack Processing & Packaging

May 7-13, 2020 Dusseldorf, Germany

https://www.interpack.com

Green Sports Alliance

June 23-24, 2020

University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium451 1400 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112United States

https://greensportsalliance.org/event/pac-12-sustainability-conference/

In The News...

Working hard to take its commitment to the next level: Update on Kellogg’s global packaging goal

 By Gill Hyslop

The Battle Creek, Michigan-headquartered cereal giant is surging forward with its aim to fully convert to reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging around the world by 2025.

Ingeo Newsletter Volume 14, Issue 5 September 2019

How Commercial Composting Works!

Video by fellow New Plastics Economy participants Novamont, PepsiCo, and Unilever does a really great job of explaining how commercial composting works, the high standards/testing that goes into certifying products as compostable, and how littering is not composting. Take a look!

PepsiCo notes:  PepsiCo is working to make our packaging 100% recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025. So, what is compostable packaging? How is it composted? And why is it good for the environment? This short video gives an overview of the environmental benefits of compostable packaging, the labeling and certification systems, and proper disposal practices. This video was created in collaboration by PepsiCo, Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, Novamont, Seattle Public Utilities, Amsa, NFL, and Unilever.

 
Hannah Thibedeau · CBC News · Posted: Jun 09, 2019 2:15 PM ET | Last Updated: June 10

Government to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Plastic straws, cotton buds, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery and balloon sticks are just some of the single-use plastics that will be banned in Canada, according to the source.5 days ago

CBC News - CBC.ca

 
Axel Barrett April 2019

Bioplastics News

What is the difference between biodegradable - compostable and oxo-degradable???

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Fresh Healthy Snacks, Good for you and Good for our Earth with NEW 100% Compostable Bags

Press Release­ December 18th, 2018

LET IT ROLL

Ontario packaging films producer keeps growing its share of global business with cutting-edge technologies and unwavering commitment to impeccable quality control ...

Made from APTRA® breathable microporous film, Provent 10,000 clothing does the job

 APTRA protects hospital workers against H1N1 and other body fluid, blood and viral threats 

Chinese plastics makers are switching to biodegradable materials as Beijing stresses on pollution-free economic progress

Ryan Swift  

Published: 6:30am, 23 Mar, 2019

Carolyn Jarvis and Megan Robinson 2019-04-29

Is Canada's recycling industry broken...a 3 part series

We have all heard this...the CBC news and many other reporters have been highlighting this issue.  It's time for Canada to get serious about reducing, reusing and proper recycling.  Compostable packaging should fit into the grand scheme.

Celplast:  Plastics, Sustainability & Metallized Film 

It’s 2019 and the plastic choke is well and truly on. One wonders about how much longer before the ocean “taps out” and pictures, like the one below, of a garbage patch off the coast of Hawaii make for grim reading...

NatureWorks Announces 100 Percent Third-Party Certified Sustainable Feedstock by 2020

February 14, 2019

BOPP Processor Focuses on Specialties

At one time, BI-AX International produced millions of pounds of BOPP film a year for a wide range of commodity products. But it has since transitioned toward higher-value niche products for medical and packaging. 

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From Corn To Plastics And Back Video

 Evlon is a crystal clear, compostable packaging film, manufactured from NatureWorks PLA. NatureWorks is derived from plants, widely accessible, renewable natural resources. Evlon film can be used in many packaging applications.

 

 

Hospital Workers' Clothing Inadequate to Protect Against H1N1 and Other Body Fluid, Blood and Viral Threats, According to Kappler, Inc.

Made From APTRA® Breathable Microporous Film, Provent 10,000 Clothing Does the Job, but Education Is Required to Establish Higher Standards for Front-Line Healthcare Workers