Entries by Robin Tuckerman

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The Sustainable Packaging Coalition Position Against Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition Position Against Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a formal position paper against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable. The SPC has evaluated the use of biodegradability additives for conventional petroleum-based plastics, […]

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Ban plastic bags! But what about compostable bags?

The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) welcomes the recent debate and discussions over more States banning single use plastic bags as well as the recent Government Meeting to investigate a national ban on plastic bags. What about the discussion on certified compostable bags? Certified compostable bags are biodegradable and the best solution for the source […]

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Bioplastics Market is Projected to Reach $30.8 Billion, Globally, by 2020

According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Bioplastics Market Opportunities and Forecast, 2014-2020″, the global market for bioplastics would reach $30.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 14.8% during 2015-2020. The rising environmental awareness among the consumers and substantial curiosity of packaging industries towards biodegradability are the key factors responsible […]

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions For Our Future

Busy Lifestyles and Food Industry The value of packaging produced in Australia is estimated to be $10-10.5 billion while it is around USD300 billion globally. The food and beverage sector uses almost 65 – 70% of all Australian produced packaging. It is not difficult to understand the reason for this. As lifestyles across Australian cities […]

Food Processing Magazine November/December 2015

Biodegradable fruit and vegie bags mandatory in France France has introduced a law to make bio-based, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags mandatory. Introduced as part of a wide-ranging set of reforms on energy transition and green growth, bioplastic lightweight bags for fruits and vegetables, as well as some other types of packaging, will need to […]

What is ” Certified Compostable”? Find out here…

Wondering what your product or material should do to be able to claim conformance to the Australian Standards and be classified as ” certified compostable” for industrial composting or for home composting? Download the flyer here to get quick and simple information on how to make sure that you comply. ABA Certified Compostable