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The new life of hard-to-recycle plastics

Only one third of the produced plastics can be recycled every year. The rest is often considered as too hard to recycle. But nevertheless it plays a major role in many important sectors of the printing industry, for example the packaging production. A few innovative groups of scientists have just searched for a way, which is tackling exactly that challenge of hard-to-recycle plastic.

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Ecovative supplies mushroom packaging to Fortune 500

Ikea’s plans to use mushroom-derived packaging have made headlines last week. The company is only one among several large retailers and e-commerce stores including Dell and Crate & Barrel that are looking for ways to reduce waste and toxins resulting from packaging. The company supplying a biodegradable Styrofoam substitute to several Fortune 500 companies is Ecovative, a firm based in New York.

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