Neste reveals new bio-based feedstock

Neste has announced Neste RE - a new recycled, bio-based feedstock that is compatible with existing polymer and chemical production infrastructures. The company hopes that its new product will help to reduce the need for virgin fossil resources, while also providing a new solution to the end-of-life related challenges the polymers and chemicals industries are facing today.…

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A Promising Production Model for Bioplastics (Earth911)

Once hailed as a miracle material, plastic has turned into a problem of global proportions. Prized for its plasticity (hence the name), today plastic is used in or wrapped around almost everything. Despite serious environmental problems, that ubiquity makes it impossible to simply quit using plastic. In the search for an environmentally friendly alternative, bioplastics have shown…

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Best Bioplastic Gift Ideas

Find the perfect bioplastic gift for every holiday, budget, and person on your list. We have put together a roundup of some fantastic plastic ideas for the upcoming festival season or any other occasion. Make somebody happy with an ecological and healthy surprise while doing something good for our planet. . 1. Biodegradable cup made of…

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Bioplastics successfully meet all EU safety standards (European Bioplastics)

Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Plastics intended to be certified as biodegradable or compostable must undergo additional tests. “Products made of bioplastics thus pass even more tests than conventional…

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Covestro launches more sustainable 3d Printing Materials at Formnext Connect (3d Printing Industry)

German polymer manufacturer Covestro will introduce a new, more sustainable line of 3D printing materials at the upcoming Formnext Connect virtual trade show.  Covestro is set to add a new line of filaments that address the circular economy to its Addigy® range, which are either partially made from recycled plastics, or which are made with up to 20 percent CO2. The…

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This Tiny 3D-Printed Cabin Makes a Big Statement About Sustainability (dwell.com)

HANNAH utilizes salvaged materials, 3D printing, and robotic technology to create an otherworldly cabin in upstate New York. Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic combined 3D printing, robotic fabrication technology, and wood infested with emerald ash borer beetles to create an off-grid tiny home named the Ashen Cabin. The pair are assistant professors of architecture at Cornell…

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Using Dirt to Clean Up Construction (Eos Science News)

The construction industry is one of the world’s largest emitters of carbon dioxide. Whether it can reduce those emissions depends on replacing its most common building material. Concrete ranks as the most popular construction material in the world. But its key ingredient, cement, is responsible for 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions each year. Scientists want…

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The Importance of 3d Printing becoming Sustainable

Looking at the condition our world is in today and the massive challenges we are facing with global warming it becomes clear that we need a radical shift in our system. Despite the 2016 signed Paris agreement, our global carbon emissions are increasing constantly. The plastic production is expected to double within few years with only…

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