March 1, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

While I'm knee-deep last week transcribing phone interviews for my bioplastic article as well as trying to find people interested in talking about bisphenol-A (this one should be interesting), Walmart was busy announcing its latest sustainability strategy of eliminating 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015.

More on that in another post but in the meantime, I am happy to announce that this week's news roundup is finally on time (yey!).

Ukraine gets green thumbs-up

Alternativa and GreenShift Corp. have entered into an exclusive supply and cooperation agreement for the purpose of designing and developing sustainable integrated feedstock and renewable energy production facilities, the first being in Ukraine. The facility will be designed to process rapeseed into substantial quantities of renewable fuels, edible oils and animal feed.

EcoPure in containers
Casey Container Corp. acquired the licensing rights to incorporate EcoPure™ biodegradable additive into the manufacture of plastic containers for use in the food, beverage and pharma packaging industries. The containers will be 100% biodegradable as well as recyclable, and can therefore be mixed into the standard PET recycling stream.

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