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The Circular Plastics Conference 2021
03:14

Sustainable alternatives for polyacrylic acid

Polyacrylic acid (also known as Carbomer) is a versatile polymer. It is used, for example, as…

Pierre Gielen

Thalles and Tielly in the BBE lab
05:05

New developments in the field of PHA

Sewage water and sludge are raw materials for the production of PHA: biodegradable biopolymers made by…

Pierre Gielen

3D printed bolt
04:16

Biodegradable biopolymers for 3D Printing and micro-injection moulding

For more and more fossil plastics, there are green alternatives. For example, 3D printer filaments from…

Pierre Gielen

Plastic bags
05:03

Circular pathways for bio-based plastics require more cooperation

The demand for plastic packaging, of which a small part is bio-based, has increased strongly in…

Anne-Charlotte Hoes, Greet Overbeek, Marieke Meeusen

BAC Breda
05:38

Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics

What is biologically degradable, or biodegradable plastic? Is that the same as compostable? And does this…

Pierre Gielen

HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic
04:25

HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic

The combination of polylactic acid and crushed palm leaf waste results in a biobased and excellent…

Harm Ikink


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Microplastics onder water en zonnestraal
01:04

Sunlight breaks down microplastics in the ocean

UV light from the sun slowly breaks down plastic floating on the oceans; partly to invisible…

Editorial office / Den Hoorn

Hand with looking glass and microplastics
00:58

Teijin develops PLA that degrades faster in the ocean

Teijin Frontier has developed a PLA variant that biodegrades faster in oceans, rivers and soil, helping…

Editorial office / Japan

Smartwatch
01:02

RUG develops smart biosensors from starch

Researchers at the University of Groningen (RUG) have developed a dextrin (starch) based polymer that enables…

Editorial office / Groningen

Single Use Plastics
00:43

‘Don’t exclude biodegradable plastic from SUP ban’

Following in the EU's footsteps, UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs…

Editorial office / London

Waste
01:03

Brussels takes up fight against packaging waste

Eurocommissioners Frans Timmermans (Green Deal) and Virginijus Sinkevicius (Environment) presented a new proposal on Wednesday (30…

Editorial office / Brussels

Compostable cups
00:51

‘Certified bioplastics compost excellently’

The view that EN-13432 certified bioplastics are disruptive in the production of compost is incorrect, reports…

Editorial office / Madrid