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Bioplastics News Stream

Neste, Mitsubishi partner on renewables, federal regulations lack bioplastic clarity, ADM halts biopolymer plans with LG Chem, SDSU makes films from agro-waste.

Rick Lingle, Senior Technical Editor

July 16, 2024

2 Min Read
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One of the most dynamic categories in plastics is for bioplastics aka biopolymers and related bio-based materials made from renewable sources.

The articles PlasticsToday publishes related to this high-interest, fast-accelerating topic represent only the fraction of what’s happening in this market. That’s the idea behind this new and regularly updated curated stream of Tweets drawn from X, formerly known as Twitter, dedicated to bioplastic news, research, and innovations. 

To keep the stream fresh, content will be limited to about the last three weeks, so please check back regularly.

Neste, Mitsubishi partner to develop supply chains for renewable chemicals, plastics.

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A lack of federal regulations and clear definitions make it increasingly difficult to determine whether bioplastics are a safe alternative to traditional plastics.

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Due to high costs, agricultural giant Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. halts joint ventures with LG Chem Ltd. to make materials for plant-based products such as bioplastics.

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South Dakota State University researchers turn cellulose — made from agriculture byproducts like switchgrass and banana peels — into biodegradable films.

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First online store for PHA biopolymers launches in Europe.

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Spanish technology centers join forces to increase bioplastics market share to 5%.

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Virginia Tech researchers develop bioplastics from food waste.

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PLA market analysis.

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Exploring nanoscale patterns of biopolymers using weaving.

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Dow develops bio-based new rubber.

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Bioplastics from watermelons, cantaloupes, pumpkins: startup AgroRenew to use crop waste to create fully biodegradable packaging.

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Scientists at Kings College (London) develop an innovative solution for recycling single-use bioplastics commonly used in disposable items such as coffee cups and food containers.

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Global Bioplastics & Biopolymers Market forecast to expand from $15.3 billion in 2024 to $45.2 billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 24.2%.

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PLA sees a double dose of good news including about microplastics via @PlasticsToday.

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Compostable facemasks made from corn protein?

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Study confirms PLA bioplastic does not create persistent microplastics in the environment.

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US Bio-Economy supported nearly 644k jobs and contributed $210B to GDP last year.

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New application for bioplastic cups goes swimmingly.

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About the Author(s)

Rick Lingle

Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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