Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging and disposable tableware made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for the nova-Institute’s ‘Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017’ award.
The competition rewards innovation and development in the bio-based material industry, focusing on applications and their corresponding markets that have had, or will have, a market launch in 2016 or 2017.... More
‘Packaging for people, planet and profit’ is intended to ‘support businesses in considering packaging as part of the total product system for delivering products from point of production to point of consumption’.
Smart product design holds the key to erasing waste and creating a more circular economy. Edward Perchard talks to a host of experts about ecodesign, extended producer responsibility, and what's holding us back.
The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for the government to issue a ban on microbeads in cosmetics by the end of 2017, as it believes a voluntary commitment by cosmetic companies is not enough to stem the rise in plastic entering the oceans.
A partnership has developed new technology to extract unused paint with an industrial vacuum cleaner, with the companies behind it hoping that the process will ensure progress towards a circular economy.
European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella says that the implementation of the Circular Economy Package’s action plan is ‘on track’, but has warned that a progress report will not be carried out for another five years.