Plastics, plastics everywhere

Before the July 4 holiday weekend starts, I’m cleaning up my blogdrafts and most of them being “clogged” by plastic/bioplastic news(lol!). For the bioplastic/recycled plastic enthusiasts, here are tonsof recent information to last you through the weekend. Also check outrecent posts on new green chemicals featuring new resin/resin additives launch as well as news about Teijin divesting its share of NatureWorks. Enjoy!


  • Brazilian margarine tubs use bioplastic from Cereplast
  • KLMRoyal Dutch Airlines switched from petroleum-based polystyrene coffeeand tea cups to paper ones made with bioresin Ingeo™ coating.
  • Cereplast’s compostable resins in Dixie cups
  • Evlon compostable plastics in tableware products
  • 37% renewably-sourced Sorona fibers in commercial carpets
  • Mirel bioplastics soon in Newell Rubbermaid products
  • Solo® compostable plates made with sugarcane


  • Hilex Poly to double recycling capacity at its North Vernon, Indiana facility
  • New York City scraps plastic bag tax
  • UK group WRAPlaunched £2m capital grant competition to help the recycling supplychain build the capacity for recycling more plastics packaging
  • Delaware legislature passes recycling program for plastic bags
  • Plastic bag manufacturers launched Full Circle Recycling Initiativeaiming an aggressive goal of 40% recycled content in all plastic bagsby 2015, including at least 25% postconsumer recycled plastic.


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