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Chemists at the University of Portsmouth in southern England have isolated an enzyme capable of breaking up PET molecules.
A bacterial enzyme, which is an organic microorganism made of protein combinations, could provide a cheap and fast solution for plastic waste recycling, as well as depleting mountains of PET lying in landfill around the world.
The bacterium, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, was found by chance feeding on waste from an industrial PET recycling facility. PET has only been widely used since the 1970s, so the bacterium had evolved at breakneck speed to use the new food source.
MOSCOW – Indorama Ventures Company Ltd (IVL), the world leader in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), raises the prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) for supplies to the United States in February by 2 cents per pound (USD44 per ton), according to company message.
The company said the reason for the increase was reduced supply and increased demand, as well as rising prices in Asia. Prices in Asia, which tend to affect the cost of MEGs in the United States, are rising amid declining stocks at ports.
January 17, 2020 | Global themes | The Coca-Cola Company | Atlanta | United States
Nine river clean-up programs across the world have been selected to receive a total of $11 million over the next three years as part of a unique partnership between The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles
The partnership combines The Coca-Cola Foundation’s commitment to support behavioral-change projects regarding recycling and the Benioff Ocean Initiative’s expertise in developing innovative ways to collect and analyze waste from our rivers and oceans and address the plastic crisis.
In an effort to counter plastic pollution, the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) has developed plastic-like films for the packaging industry that can degrade into harmless components.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles
The institute has developed a product that is a combination of non-toxic, edible sugar-based or fat-based biopolymers approved by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that can degrade in about a week or a month.
Researchers said at present high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the standard non-degradable plastic barrier film, used for both consumer goods and food, by most packaging industries in India and overseas.
US researchers are seeking to generate feed proteins and enzymes from microalgae as part of a larger goal of improving the sustainability of US broiler production.
The US Department of Agriculture awarded a $9.95m, five-year grant to Cornell University and the University of Arkansas along with partnering institutions to explore ways to develop poultry feed ingredients and improve water use during poultry production.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles
The multi-university research group is exploring ways to improve broiler production including assessing microalgae as an alternative protein ingredient to replace a portion of soybean meal in broiler feed, said Xingen Lei, co-principal investigator and professor in the department of animal science at Cornell. Globally there continues to be a need for more protein and that trend is going to continue.
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As its parent company strives to eliminate virgin fossil-fuel-based plastics from its packaging portfolio across Europe by 2030, Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has provided edie with an exclusive, deeper dive into its plastics strategy.
Announced in September 2019, Suntory’s commitment to switch to 100% “sustainable” plastics across its European packaging portfolio made headlines.
While many praised the company’s boldness in removing virgin, fossil-based plastics from some of the continent’s most recognisable soft drinks brands including Lucozade, Ribena and TriNa, concerns were raised about what “sustainable” really means in the plastics context. Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles
Replacing plastic looks hard, but alternatives to fossil fuel materials are on the rise.
The English metallurgist Alexander Parkes never saw the widespread realization of his spectacular 19th-century invention, celluloid, the first plastic.
While a revolutionary breakthrough, Parkesine, as it was called, was expensive and brittle. It was used in objects like buttons and combs, but ultimately quality control issues led Parkes’ company to bankruptcy in 1868 just 12 years after the discovery.
Parkesine, however, was also the first bioplastic—a plastic made from renewable plant material instead of fossil fuels. Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles
And today with the environmental impact of plastics increasingly on the public mind, bioplastics are making a big comeback.
Polyethylene (PE) import volumes into China are likely to be impacted by policies announced by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, which are aimed at restricting the production, sale and use of single-use plastics.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles
Non-degradable bags will be banned in major Chinese cities by the end of this year, and in all cities and towns by 2022. Markets selling fresh produce, however, will be exempt from the bag ban until 2025.
Unifi, Inc. one of the world’s leading innovators in recycled and synthetic yarns, will introduce a new product and further product expansion to the marketplace at this year’s Outdoor + Snow Show in Denver. Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles
The new additions, consistent with meeting sustainability and performance demands, include REPREVE® cationic-dyeable polyester and expanded REPREVE® Our Ocean™ offerings.
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