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Driving sustainability in the bioplastic industry

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The world is facing existential challenges; resources like soil, water and air are increasingly polluted or consumed, the peak of crude oil extraction is most likely exceeded, marine littering pollutes the oceans with plastic waste, the anthropogenic greenhouse gas effect is recognized as real and biodiversity is decreasing due to displacement and pollution of natural habitats. In science, industry and policy the development and use of bioplastics (either bio-based and/or biodegradable) is generally seen as one element to counter these challenges. The new green economy is the cue. However, currently sceptics towards the bioplastic idea dominate the public discussions and the bioplastic industry is confronted with several impediments.

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Jane Anderson

Interest in Environmental Product Declarations on the rise as numbers increase

Stephen, yes, the Australasian EPD were included in the International EPD total, as they are also listed there. There are now 11 Australian EPD and 2 New Zealand EPD (go to http://www.environdec.com...

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Stephen Mitchell

Interest in Environmental Product Declarations on the rise as numbers increase

Thanks Jane. The driver for EPD uptake frombuilding materials suppliers in Australia and New Zealand is definitively the recognition of EPD and LCA in the green building rating scheme Green Star. Did...

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Rafael

How jeans and mobile phones compare

From which references (data source) citing those figures?

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