PLA green card becomes a popular sustainable solution for the financial industry08 11,2022
Too much plastic is needed to make bank cards every year, and with environmental concerns growing, Thales, a leader in high-tech security, has developed a solution. For example, a card made of 85% polylactic acid (PLA), which is derived from corn; another innovative approach is to use the tissue from coastal cleanup operations through a partnership with environmental group Parley for the Oceans. Collected plastic waste - "Ocean Plastic®" as an innovative raw material for the production of cards; there is also an option for recycled PVC cards made entirely from waste plastic from the packaging and printing industry to reduce the use of new plastic .
Mars M Beans launches biodegradable PLA composite paper packaging in China.08 03,2022
In 2022, Mars launched the first M&M's chocolate packaged in degradable composite paper in China. It is made of degradable materials such as paper and PLA, replacing the traditional soft plastic packaging in the past. The packaging has passed GB/T The determination method of 19277.1 has verified that under industrial composting conditions, it can degrade more than 90% in 6 months, and it will become non-biologically toxic water, carbon dioxide and other products after degradation.
MIT: Polylactic-glycolic acid copolymer microparticles make "self-enhancing07 26,2022
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report in the recent journal Science Advances that they are developing a single-dose self-boosting vaccine. After the vaccine is injected into the human body, it can be released multiple times without the need for a booster shot. The new vaccine is expected to be used against diseases ranging from measles to Covid-19. It is reported that this new vaccine is made of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) particles. PLGA is a degradable functional polymer organic compound, which is non-toxic and has good biocompatibility. It has been approved for use in Implants, sutures, repair materials, etc.
Cigarettes switch to biodegradable plastic packaging in India.07 20,2022
India's ban on 19 single-use plastics has prompted changes in its cigarette industry. Before July 1, Indian cigarette manufacturers had changed their previous conventional plastic packaging to biodegradable plastic packaging. The Tobacco Institute of India (TII) claims that their members have been converted and the biodegradable plastics used meet international standards, as well as the recently issued BIS standard. They also claim that the biodegradation of biodegradable plastics begins in contact with the soil and naturally biodegrades in composting without stressing solid waste collection and recycling systems.