Category Archives: Market News

Funding biopolymer research is better than fracking

For the first time ever, the Plastic Waste Makers Index has reported that 55 per cent of the world’s plastic waste is produced by just 20 companies. While the report stimulates the necessary ‘name and shame’ conversations, it’s now time for the most influential businesses to take responsibility for driving the climate crisis. Here, Duncan […]

The solution to plastic pollution

~ Looking at the impact of each stage in the plastic lifecycle ~ “People and the planet are only as healthy as the ecosystems we depend on.” This is a statement to encourage ecosystem restoration published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). But ecosystem restoration is more than a pathway to achieving climate goals. […]

Teysha Technologies Discovered a Breakthrough Against Plastic Pollution

UK company Teysha Technologies have developed an entirely unique technology platform for the production of an organic-based, plastic substitute with almost unlimited market applications. Teysha’s investment team has been lead by Matthew Stone, one of the UK’s most prolific technology VC’s, alongside well-established industry figures such as ex Degussa Vice President Clive Rankin, and leading […]

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 […]