January 5, 2018

Demystified: Biodegradable or Compostable?

The ever-evolving world of sustainable food ware and packaging can be hard to keep tabs on. If you’re an event organizer, food vendor, sustainability advocate or just a person trying to figure out what bin to put something in, we
July 19, 2011

Dow & Mitsui’s new sugarcane joint venture

Earlier today, the American Midwest’s Dow Chemical Company announced its new joint venture with Mitsui Chemicals of Tokyo. They plan to produce ethanol—and eventually biopolymers (a.k.a. bio-based plastics) —using sugar cane as a feedstock. Read the full press release here.
July 5, 2011

VIDEO: Puma’s Clever Little Shopper

Puma is proud to present the brand’s new “Clever Little Shopper” – a compostable retail bag that’s made from cornstarch: Looks to us like it’s made of heat-resistant PLA, so no worries taking this shopper in the rain! Of course,
January 7, 2011

Italy Bans Plastic Bags

“A ban on plastic bags is coming into effect in Italy, which has one of the highest rates of consumption of the bags in Europe. The ban begins in shops across Italy on 1 January, with only biodegradable, cloth or