Edible water bottle

Startup company Skipping Rocks Lab creates edible water capsule as alternative to bottled water

New PLA production technology

Dutch scientists develop technology to make production of bioplastic PLA faster and cheaper

European Bioplastics Conference 2015

European Bioplastics hosts annual conference on November 5-6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

French law supports bioplastics

France adopts new law on energy transition and green growth; bio-based plastic bags for fruits and vegetables required

Plastic component made from CO2

U.S. company Liquid Light produces PET component from CO2; agreement with The Coca-Cola Company to further develop technology

Plastics made from methane

U.S. company Newlight turns agricultural methane emissions into plastic materials

Use of plant-based packaging encouraged

The U.S. Department of Agriculture supports manufacture and use of plant-based bottles and packaging

Coca-Cola creates 100% plant-based PET bottle

Coca-Cola presents PET bottle made completely from plant materials; commercial release not yet known

Artificial photosynthesis for making bioplastics?

US scientists develop new artificial photosynthesis system that can convert carbon dioxide into chemical products, potentially including biodegradable plastics

FCMs based on bio-based polybutylene succinate

EU-funded project SUCCIPACK developed new food packaging technology, potential for large-scale commercialization over next two years