09 Aug '11, 11am

Fact of the Day: Approx. 300M tons of plastic are produced globally each year. Are bioplastics an answer?

Fact of the Day: Approx. 300M tons of plastic are produced globally each year. Are bioplastics an answer?

Cereplast extracts sugars and starches from plants like corn, tapioca and potatoes and converts them into resin pellets (above), which can be made into bioplastic products. Photo: Cereplast Find your local recycling solution for plastic #7 We’re all familiar with the iconic chasing arrows that make up the recycling symbol. Now bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast plans to introduce a new symbol that it hopes will become as instantly recognizable as the chasing arrows: a logo that helps consumers easily identify products made from bioplastics. From July 25 until Aug. 12, Cereplast is hosting an online forum for the public and the bioplastics industry to weigh in on how the symbol should be used. To choose the new symbol, Cereplast hosted a national design competition, which received more than 1,500 entries and 4.5 million public votes to determine the top 200 designs. The win...

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