HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic
HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic

The combination of polylactic acid and crushed palm leaf waste results in a biobased and excellent degradable plastic for the circular economy. This HemCell compostable biopolymer, invented in the Dutch province of Zeeland, suits all kinds of applications. To be found in supermarkets in the near future: biodegradable coffee capsules.

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Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics
Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics

What is biologically degradable, or biodegradable plastic? Is that the same as compostable? And does this mean that it can be disposed of as kitchen waste in the green waste bin? Or even thrown out in nature?

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‘We need more Biorizons’
‘We need more Biorizons’

“We need more initiatives like Biorizon, if we want to meet our goals of reducing CO2 emissions by 49% in 2030.” This statement was made by Emmo Meijer, figurehead of the Top Sector chemistry, during the 5th Biorizon annual event on 15 November in 's-Hertogenbosch.

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