Plastic Pollution and Bans

Eliminating Plastics Entirely is NOT the Green Solution

December 10, 2018



Eliminating all plastics would raise greenhouse gas emissions? This sounds counter-intuitive until you think through the alternatives to some of our economy’s needed plastics. According to Professor David Bucknall from Heriot-Watt University, there are no easy answers to global plastic pollution. “…the academics from Heriot-Watt University said replacing plastics with other packaging... [ Read More ]
Biocooler®, Nature-Pack™ Products, Packaging News

Packaging World Magazine Features Nature-Pack™ Biocooler®

May 14, 2018



The Biocooler is to appear in May issue of Packaging World Magazine, print and online. The May issue of Packaging World will showcase the many benefits of our bio-based Biocooler® for compostable cold chain packaging, which easily replaces harmful fossil-based ESP foam (“Styrofoam“) coolers used to ship temperature sensitive products.... [ Read More ]
Nature-Pack Events

Nature-Pack Awarded $5,000 “GoGlobal” Grant at World Trade Day

April 13, 2018



Nature-Pack’s parent company, Frontier Paper & Packaging, was awarded a $5,000 grant by the Indy Chamber as part of their #GlobalIndy campaign on “World Trade Day” on Tuesday, April 10th. This grant, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Bank, is given annually to assist small to medium Indiana manufacturing businesses who seek to... [ Read More ]
Packaging News, Plastic Pollution and Bans

University Study Finds Plastics More Sustainable than Paper

October 5, 2018



Counter to popular belief, a new study comparing the total effect of plastic vs paper products indicates that plastics might be the greener option. “The idea that plastic packaging actually reduces solid waste seems like a contradiction if you look at the numbers put out by the mainstream media. However, a... [ Read More ]
Plastic Pollution and Bans

New Biodegradable Plastic Straw Created by Danimer Scientific

September 18, 2018



With businesses as large as Starbucks and McDonald’s phasing out old-fashioned fossil-based plastic straws, demand is growing for an Earth-friendly alternative. Traditional non-biodegradable plastics often end up polluting the oceans, waterways, and our communities. Danimer Scientific has developed a solution: the world’s first fully biodegradable plastic straw. Currently, those iconic green... [ Read More ]
Packaging News, Plastic Pollution and Bans

Kroger Plastic Bags Phased Out by 2025

August 29, 2018



NPR reports on the ongoing efforts to combat microplastics in the environment, especially oceans, rivers, and lakes. Kroger has joined the fight by announcing a ban on their single-use plastic bags. They also have additional plans to reduce landfill waste by 90%. The Kroger Co. includes major chains such as... [ Read More ]
New York City EPS Foam Ban
Packaging News, Plastic Pollution and Bans

New York City Judge Upholds EPS Foam Ban

July 2, 2018



According to Plastics News, fossil-based plastics are in the crosshairs of both the budding U.S./China trade war and New York City’s government with their EPS foam ban. CBS New York also reported on the June ruling by Judge Margaret Chan’s decision to reject the Restaurant Action Alliance lawsuit which has tried... [ Read More ]
Packaging News, Plastic Pollution and Bans

European Union Proposes Ban on Single-Use Plastics

June 1, 2018



Europe is leading the attack against plastics pollution by proposing a ban against the most common plastic items that end up in waterways and on the beaches of the world. From CNBC: “The European Commission on Monday proposed banning single-use plastic products such as cotton buds and plastic straws and putting... [ Read More ]