Starbucks launches biodegradable 'grounds tube' made of PLA and coffee grounds.09 27,2022
Starting from April 22, Starbucks will launch straws made of coffee grounds as raw materials in more than 850 stores in Shanghai, calling it "grass straws", and plans to gradually cover stores nationwide within the year. According to Starbucks, the "residue tube" is a bio-explainable straw made of PLA (polylactic acid) and coffee grounds, which degrades more than 90% within 4 months. The coffee grounds used in the straw are all extracted from Starbucks' own coffee. use. The "slag tube" is dedicated to cold drinks such as Frappuccinos, while hot drinks have their own ready-to-drink lids, which do not require straws.
Luckin Coffee will use PLA straws in 5,000 stores nationwide.09 21,2022
On April 22, 2021 (Beijing), on Earth Day, Luckin Coffee officially announced a new round of environmental protection plans. On the basis of the full use of paper straws in nearly 5,000 stores across the country, Luckin will provide PLA straws for non-coffee ice drinks from April 23, covering nearly 5,000 stores nationwide. At the same time, within the next year, Luckin will realize the plan to gradually replace single-cup paper bags in stores with PLA, and will continue to explore the application of new green materials. This year, Luckin has launched paper straws in stores nationwide. Due to its advantages of being hard, foam-resistant, and almost free of odor, it is known as the "top student of paper straws". In order to make the "ice drink with ingredients" taste better, the PLA straws added by Luckin from the 23rd will continue the advantages of paper straws in environmental protection and easy degradation, can be completely degraded by microorganisms in nature, and have a highly similar plastic straw. Drinking experience, further happiness for ice drink and milk tea lovers.
The domestic paste resin market fluctuated downward.09 20,2022
After the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, the early shutdown and maintenance equipment resumed production, and the domestic paste resin market supply has increased. Although the downstream construction has improved compared with the previous period, the export of its own products is not good, and the enthusiasm for the purchase of paste resin is limited, resulting in paste resin. Market conditions continued to decline. In the first ten days of August, due to the increase in export orders and the failure of mainstream production enterprises, domestic paste resin manufacturers have raised their ex-factory quotations, and downstream purchases have been active, resulting in a tight supply of individual brands, which has promoted the continuous recovery of the domestic paste resin market. East China, South China and other major consumption areas High-end offer prices all exceeded 9,000 yuan / ton. After entering September, although the maintenance of paste resin enterprises is still relatively concentrated, the downstream has entered the Mid-Autumn Festival to stop work one after another, the market demand for paste resin has further shrunk, the market has fallen from high fluctuations, and downstream factories are mainly buying on dips. After the Mid-Autumn Festival, there was a significant increase in downstream construction, but the supply of goods for centralized procurement in the early stage was still not fully digested, and the enthusiasm for procurement was not high. In addition, according to some downstream factories, due to the severe inflation in Europe and North America, this year's Christmas orders have been delayed compared with previous years, and some completed orders have been requested by importers to delay delivery, which has caused storage and capital of domestic processing enterprises. greater pressure.
McDonald will try plastic cups made from recycled and bio-based materials.09 14,2022
McDonald's will work with its partners INEOS, LyondellBasell, as well as polymer renewable feedstock solutions provider Neste, and North American food and beverage packaging provider Pactiv Evergreen, to use a mass-balanced approach to produce the Recycled solutions, trial production of clear plastic cups from post-consumer plastic and bio-based materials such as used cooking oil. According to McDonald's, the clear plastic cup is a 50:50 blend of post-consumer plastic material and bio-based material. The company defines bio-based materials as materials derived from biomass, such as plants, and used cooking oils will be included in this section. McDonald's said the materials will be combined to produce the cups through a mass balance method, which will allow it to measure and track inputs of recycled and bio-based materials used in the process, while also including traditional fossil fuel sources. The new cups will be available at 28 select McDonald's restaurants in Georgia, USA. For local consumers, McDonald's recommends that the cups can be rinsed and placed in any recycling bin. However, the lids and straws that come with new cups are currently non-recyclable. Recycled cups, creating more post-consumer materials for other items. McDonald's added that the new clear cups are nearly identical to the company's existing cups. Consumers are unlikely to notice any difference between the previous and new McDonald's cups. McDonald's intends to demonstrate through trials that, as one of the world's largest restaurant companies, McDonald's is willing to invest in and support the production of bio-based and recyclable materials. Additionally, the company is reportedly working to improve the possibilities of the material used in the cup on a wider scale. Mike Nagle, CEO of INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA, commented: "We believe the future of packaging materials needs to be as circular as possible. Together with our customers, we help them deliver on their commitment in this area to bring plastic waste back to virgin plastic. is the ultimate definition of recycling and will create a true circular approach."