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Compostable Bioplastics In The Real World

Posted on April 4th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

In a few recent posts, we’ve been looking at the environmental impact of plastics. Last time we focused on technologies using alternative feedstocks for plastic manufacture, which we’re going to dive deeper into today, by looking at fully compostable bioplastics. Continue reading “Compostable Bioplastics In The Real World” »

Design Facilitating Recycling

Posted on March 6th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Most of us live in a single-use, convenience-focused world. We have disposable clothing, coffee cups and cameras. Packaging is usually built to be thrown away as soon as it has fulfilled its original purpose. Continue reading “Design Facilitating Recycling” »

The Economics of Recycling

Posted on February 17th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Last time we briefly looked at the European Commission’s (EC) recently published roadmap for its Strategy on Plastics under the Circular Economy Initiative. One of the key problems the EC is looking to tackle is the low rate of recycling and reuse of plastics. Continue reading “The Economics of Recycling” »

Tighter environmental regulation in China: an opportunity for India´s chemical industry?

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by an Indian financial service provider. They asked me to speak at their Specialty Chemicals Investor day. I explained that my focus is on China – but it turned out that this was exactly what they were interested in. Continue reading “Tighter environmental regulation in China: an opportunity for India´s chemical industry?” »