Insights from BCC Research

Plastics Recycling: A Crash Course

Written by Sarah Greenberg on May 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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In 2017, about 140 billion pounds of plastic are recycled annually around the world and 60% were from post-consumer sources, i.e. waste from end consumers that was discarded and not made into another product. Examples include tissues, packaging, human and animal waste, and broken or outgrown items.

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The Magic of Disappearing Plastics

Written by Allie Miszewski on Jun 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Biodegradable Plastic Utensils

Plastic – a material found within an abundance of everyday products ranging from water bottles to polyester clothing – is not going anywhere despite its massive presence in landfills, on the sides of roadways, and floating in oceans and lakes.

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The History of Plastics and Plastics Additives

Written by Srinivasa Rajaram on May 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Plastic Bottle

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Cheap Biomaterial Could Replace Plastic Barrier Coatings

Written by Clayton Luz on Jan 20, 2018 10:30:00 AM
Biomaterial.jpgThe interest in “green” or “sustainable” products like biodegradable polymers and other polymers continues to drive innovation in the food packaging industry. Researchers have developed an inexpensive biomaterial that can sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications.  The compostable biomaterial offers the potential to greatly reduce pollution.
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