The drive to eliminate fossil fuels is having unintended consequences, with some industries and companies guilty of greenwashing, at best, and fraud, at worst.
Bacardi plans to have PHA-based liquor bottles on store shelves by 2023, despite the material’s higher cost compared with conventional plastics and the reluctance of industrial composting facilities to accept the biopolymer.
Products based on cellulose (wood pulp) and starch contain the most chemicals, according to the researchers. They also triggered “stronger toxic reactions” under laboratory conditions.
The fixation on eliminating plastics distracts from less visible and often more damaging environmental impacts associated with energy use, manufacturing, and resource extraction, according to one researcher.
Global spirits brand says the “world’s most eco-friendly spirits bottle” that biodegrades in 18 months will be on shelf by 2023 to replace 80 million plastic bottles.
Environmental concerns are raising the profile of biodegradable plastic, which is forecast to grow to more than $6 billion in market size by 2023. As researchers continue to develop new materials and improve properties, biodegradable polymers are...
Each & Every natural deodorant stakes the sustainable packaging claim with the launch of 100% plant-based sugarcane tubes.
LifeFuels’ Smart Bottle system is adding dissolvable film packs printed with an edible-ink QR code.