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Top 10 Plastics Developments in August: Bans, Berry, and Biopolymers

Plastics professionals were riveted by a major company’s closures, a ban with a smuggling problem, printed electronics, and more the past month.

Rick Lingle, Senior Technical Editor

September 5, 2023

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News across the plastics spectrum is as varied as the pouches, parts, sheet, bottles, composites, dashboards, and other products made from polymers.

It’s impossible to keep up with new developments, which is why PlasticsToday collects the 10 best-read articles of August — it’s a second chance to read what you missed that other readers found of value.

This month’s hot reads include an initiative to sustainably improve printed electronics, a household ingredient that makes a common bioplastic conveniently compostable, a report that finds paper straws less safe than thought, and seven more.

These are found in reverse order in the accompanying slideshow.

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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