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Compostable food packaging on its way to Europe

U.S.-based Cereplast signs multimillion-dollar deal to supply a leading food-packaging manufacturer in Europe with its patented bioresin.

By September 15, 2010


Biodegradable 3D glasses coming to theaters?

What appear to be the first biodegradable 3D glasses are expected to be ready to hit theaters this summer.

By April 12, 2010


Green plastic breakthrough from Big Blue, Stanford

Material sciences achievement in organocatalysts research could lead to more sustainable plastics, better recycling methods.

By March 10, 2010


Guilt-free plastic for composting in your yard

Researchers develop highly degradable sugar-based polymer for plastic from non-food biomass.

By February 19, 2010


Photos: Decoding plastics

Which plastics can be recycled? Which are safe to use? Our guide steps through the seven major types to explain.

By April 22, 2008


Dutch giant DSM invests in plastics start-up

Carbon-dioxide-to-plastics company Novomer attracts DSM, a Dutch conglomerate that makes everything from food enzymes to pharmaceuticals to chemicals.

By December 20, 2007


The biodegradable laptop

The Fujitsu LifeBook sports a chassis made from a plastic made from cornstarch rather than petroleum.

By August 17, 2007


Green Toys makes kiddie stuff from bioplastic

Pitching its gear to environmentally minded parents, a company makes classic children's toys from corn-based plastic.

By July 30, 2007


Green plastics coming from Brazil

Why not make plastic forks from sugar cane?

By June 21, 2007


Organic-plastic company gets $15 million

Organic plastic? Fantastic, say investors in Minneapolis-based Segeits.

By May 1, 2007