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2010-06-07 08:06:00

ROCKVILLE, Md.,. June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MOM's Organic Market, the Washington/Baltimore metro area's homegrown organic grocery chain (founded in 1987) is launching another environmental company-wide initiative... Battle the Bottle which will substantially reduce plastic use by eliminating all bottled water. Battle the Bottle was inspired by the movie "Addicted to Plastic" and addresses the alarming rate by which our oceans are being contaminated by plastic. "Societies are truly addicted to...

2010-05-25 13:29:00

WILKESBORO, N.C., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Tamarisk Technologies has developed a new plastic that is biodegradable in about 60 days. Tests conducted by both Tamarisk Technologies and Intertek Labs, an independent third party laboratory, have shown that this plastic technology may be the answer to the world's need for a biodegradable and compostable plastic. "This is a truly revolutionary breakthrough; it looks and feels like the plastic I have seen all my life, but the difference is that...

2010-04-29 10:17:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Just Salad (http://www.justsalad.com) continues to limit its environmental impact by announcing the release of a new disposable salad bowl made from 100% post consumer recycled material. Just Salad currently offers two free toppings to all customers that reuse and bring back Just Salad's own reusable bowls which come in three distinct colors: orange, green, and white. In addition to reusable bowls, Just Salad offers reusable bags, biodegradable plastic...

2010-04-23 10:27:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Kalamazoo businesses made sure their carbon footprint was as small as possible this Earth Day. And they know that the twenty-second of April isn't the only day of the year that they need to be concerned about being green. Kalamazoo-based Fabri-Kal, a leading provider of plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions, is making huge environmental strides with their Greenware® line of products. This line...

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2010-04-02 10:55:00

A new single-use biodegradable plastic bag that functions as a single-use toilet can be used in underprivileged countries to grow crops, according to a recent New York Times report. The Peepoo, which was developed in 2005 by Swedish entrepreneur and professor Anders Wilhelmson, can be used for waste elimination, tied off and then buried. Then, thanks to a special layer of urea crystals, disease-causing pathogens in the waste will be eliminated and the feces converted into usable fertilizer--a...

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2010-03-20 11:12:52

Plastics surround us. A vital manufacturing ingredient for nearly every existing industry, these materials appear in a high percentage of the products we use every day. Although modern life would be hard to imagine without this versatile chemistry, products composed of plastics also have a dark side, due in part to the very characteristics that make them so desirable"”their durability and longevity. Now Rolf Halden, associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering at...

2010-03-09 15:43:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal, Macromolecules, scientists from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Stanford University detail discoveries that could lead to the development of new types of biodegradable, biocompatible plastics. The result of a multi-year research effort, the breakthrough also could lead to a new recycling process that has the potential to significantly increase the ability to recycle and reuse common PET...

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2010-03-09 10:15:00

Researchers at IBM said they have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants that could replace petroleum-based plastics and other products that are not good for the environment. According to Chandrasekhar "Spike" Narayan, a manager of science and technology at IBM's Almaden Research Center in Northern California, the discovery promises Earth-friendly plastic products that are made in way that will save energy. "This discovery and new approach using organic catalysts could...

2010-02-17 09:59:34

Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer. The degradable polymer is made from sugars known as lignocellulosic biomass, which come from non-food crops such as fast-growing trees and grasses, or renewable biomass from agricultural or food waste. It is being developed at Imperial College London by a team of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council scientists led by Dr Charlotte...

2009-12-28 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As biodegradable plastics fall under the "green" category, they exhibit high potential for growth compared to other thriving environment-friendly technologies in the renewable energy and chemicals segments. Opportunities are proliferating in key application areas such as packaging/plastic bags, agriculture, consumer goods, electronics, automotive, and healthcare. Growth in this sector occurs due to factors such as climate change, favorable...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.