An EU project is aiming to produce functional bacteriostatic packaging which is 100% biodegradable and demonstrates higher mechanical strength and increased ultra-violet and heat resistance than conventional methods.
Further legislation is necessary to distinguish between compostable and biodegradable packaging in a bid to prevent consumers being misled and protect the environment, the European Commission has said.
The oxo-biodegradable industry “likes to suggest seriousness where there is none", is the latest attack launched by a rival trade body as the battle between bioplastic factions shows no sign of easing.
Multi-national packaging company Amcor Flexibles has won the 2008 Bioplastics Award in the category Best Bioplastics Application – Packaging for its NaturePlus compostable film used to pack Sainsbury's SO Organic Wild Rocket salad.
BioTAK S100 adhesive, developed by UK company Berkshire Labels for its BioTAK label range, has been accredited with the biodegradable and compostable packaging standard EN13432, following a two-year testing period.
A team of ex-aerospace engineers and geologists in the United
States claim to have developed a pioneering biodegradable packaging
for ovenable and freezable baked goods which is cheaper than
aluminium and most plastic alternatives,...
The Biodegradable Products Institute in the US has awarded its
first Compostable Logo for food service items to Biocorp and
Veriplast International for biodegradable cups and food containers
manufactured by Cargill Dow.