Nestlé and Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products, have announced a global partnership to develop biodegradable bottles.
Sewage contains valuable substances that can be used as raw materials for biobased products. It is, however, a resource whose potential remains to be fully realized. Enter WOW!, a project designed to ensure that no waste is wasted.
According to the United Nations, plastic accounts for up to 90 percent of all the pollutants in our oceans, yet there are few comparable, environmentally friendly alternatives to the material. Now, a new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water — resources that are scarce in much of the world. The polymer is derived from microorganisms that feed on seaweed. It is biodegradable, produces zero toxic waste and recycles into organic waste.
Amongst the flurry of news from Bio-on at the end of the 2018 came the announcement that the company had entered a strategic agreement to develop sustainable single-use food packaging materials with fresh produce specialist Rivoira.