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Natuur & Milieu zet zichzelf te kijk met stemmingmakerij en foutieve uitspraken over bioplastics in tv programma De Monitor

Holland Bioplastics werd 8 oktober geconfronteerd met de uitspraken van Jelmer Vierstra van Natuur en Milieu in een voorpublicatie voor het programma De Monitor met als titel ‘De plastic plaag’. We zijn hierover zeer ontstemd en op zijn zachtst gezegd onaangenaam door verrast. Het verhaal over de composteerbare verpakking is zeer …

Holland Bioplastics juicht plannen Unilever voor reductie gebruik nieuw plastic toe

Holland Bioplastics is enthousiast over de plannen van het Nederlands-Britse Unilever om per 2025 de hoeveelheid nieuw plastic voor verpakkingen te willen halveren in het kader van haar duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen. De CEO van Unilever, Alan Jope, heeft deze ambitie kenbaar gemaakt in een interview met de BBC. Om deze plannen te …

Braskem and Polytan to supply sustainable hockey turf for the 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo has decided to use green technologies to organize the first-ever carbon-neutral Olympic Games in 2020. Polytan, based in Germany, a leading supplier of world-class hockey fields and a global partner of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), is developing the sustainable hockey turf Poligras Tokyo GT(an acronym for Green Technology), for which 60% …

Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic

São Paulo, 4 October 2018 – Brazilian chemicals company Braskem, producers of I’m greenTM – a bio-based polyethylene made from sugarcane – has had its negative carbon footprint credentials strengthened thanks to an independent review by the Carbon Trust. In a new report comparing I’m greenTM with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has …

United Caps partners with Braskem to deliver sustainable caps

United Caps has partnered with Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem to supply GREENER bio-sourced plastic caps and closures made from sugar cane. Braskem Netherlands sales manager Brendan Hill said: “Braskem is pleased to be working with United Caps to bring their more environmentally sustainable GREENER closure solutions to the caps and …

Allbirds put their best foot forward with new sugar-based EVA resin from Braskem.

Allbirds, the creator of what TIME Magazine described as the “world’s most comfortable shoe”, and Brazilian chemicals and petrochemicals giant Braskem have partnered on a new renewable resin made from sugarcane – SweetFoam. The San Francisco-based shoe company will use renewable bio-based EVA resin (ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer), a sustainable …

New pet food packaging initiative utilizes sustainable sugarcane

BOULDER, COLORADO — Only Natural Pet is integrating at least 30% bioplastic packaging material into every bag of its recently launched line of Mindful Meals dry dog food. This announcement was made in conjunction with thermoplastics polyolefins-producer Braskem, headquartered in Philadelphia. This new packaging initiative was also developed in conjunction …

Full Innovation Takes Root Program Released Featuring New Speakers for September 2018 Conference

SPEAKERS FROM ELECTROLUX AND PEPSICO JOIN AN ALREADY STELLAR LINEUP THAT DEMONSTRATES HOW THIS FORUM DRAWS BROAD INTEREST FROM BRAND OWNERS TO NGOS, TO MANUFACTURERS WHO WILL SET THE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE INGEO ADVANCED MATERIALS INNOVATION. MINNETONKA, Minn., August 13, 2018 – NatureWorks announced today the full program for the sixth Innovation Takes Root: …

Braskem’s Green Plastic now in chairs released by Tramontina

Braskem’s Green Plastic will be used as raw material for Tramontina’s Jet and Paco chairs. The partnership between the two companies combines sophistication in design with environmentally friendly practices, the main proposal of the launches. The green resin, produced from sugar cane, has the same characteristics as conventional PE, with …

Lawn product is greener with bioplastic packaging

Scotts Canada, a marketer of consumer lawn and garden and hydroponic growing products, has introduced its new Scotts Turf Builder with Root-Trients, packaged in Braskem’s I’m green™ Polyethylene. Scotts and Braskem partnered with flexible packaging provider Peel Plastic Products Ltd. to develop the new 4.33-kg bag. Says Glenn Martin, Director of Marketing for Scotts …