Monthly Archives: January 2018

SIRIM Bioplastics Pilot Plant, Malaysia

The government-owned research technology company SIRIM has built a first-of-its-kind pilot plant in Malaysia to convert palm oil into versatile biodegradable plastic materials. The facility is situated in Shah Alam, Selangor state. It is a fully automated plant and produces various types of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). The pilot plant, which is installed at the Jalan Beremban […]

Oil’s Dream to Grow in Plastics Dims as Coke Turns to Plants

By Anna Hirtenstein Companies that make packaging from plants instead of fossil fuels are starting to challenge the oil industry’s ambition to increase the supply of raw materials for plastics. Use of bioplastics made from sugar cane, wood and corn will grow at least 50 percent in the next five years, according to the European […]

Theresa May proposes plastic-free supermarket aisles in green strategy

PM to declare war on scourge of plastic waste as she unveils much-heralded 25-year environmental plan Theresa May is to announce a war on plastic waste, with proposed policies including plastics-free aisles in supermarkets and a tax on takeaway containers. The prime minister will set out her ambition to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within […]