Blogs. Categories: sustainable plastics

Number of entries for the category sustainable plastics: 6

Very “bio” polymers with packaging potential

Has been published Monday, February 11, 2013

An “alphabet soup” of less-familiar biopolymer materials with packaging uses is being heavily studied around the world, according to articles in the new Journal of Renewable Materials and recent entries in the JRM’s... find more
Categories: sustainable plastics,   Tags: pla, pha, biopolymers,   Author: Mike Tolinski

You can make bioplastics from... (part 7)

Has been published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This posting focuses on developments in using basic food wastes to produce new bioplastics. Here we’re not talking about particular kinds of food waste for bioplastics, like the orange peels mentioned in a previous posting, but... find more

PVC’s New Role

Has been published Friday, August 17, 2012

When I first entered the plastics field, it was pretty common to encounter packaging made from polyvinyl chloride, made obvious by the “V” or “3” resin identification code (PDF) stamped on the article. Now... find more
Categories: pvc, sustainable plastics,   Tags: pvc, vinyl,   Author: Mike Tolinski

You can make bioplastics from... (part 6)

Has been published Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A new publication, the Journal of Renewable Materials, will be coming out with its first issue in December (and it’s accepting unsolicited online submissions here). As a peer-reviewed journal of research, obviously it will be... find more

Even Thieves Know the Value of Plastics 2

Has been published Monday, July 30, 2012

Lately there have been mutliple noticeable reports about people in the USA stealing reclaimable plastics (and other materials) to sell illegally for their scrap value, in, for instance, Los Angeles and in the state in which I grew... find more
Categories: recycling, sustainable plastics,   Tags: recycling,   Author: Mike Tolinski

Making Contamination Less Contaminating

Has been published Friday, June 15, 2012

Along with collection and sorting issues, the level of contamination in postconsumer recyclable plastics can make or break the bottom line of recycling operations. But contamination issues are gradually being negated through new technologies... find more

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