Plastics Industry Opportunity for Sustainable Growth

Several months have now passed since the Biden-Harris Administration and the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued an array of goals and priorities aimed at positioning the U.S. as a leader in biotech and biomanufacturing. Of key importance to the plastics industry: The administration’s goal that the U.S. replace more than 90 percent of […]

A straightforward explanation of biodegradable vs. compostable vs. oxo-degradable plastics

As consumer demand for sustainable products grows, bioplastics —which can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and decrease greenhouse emissions— will become more prevalent. Production of bioplastics is expected to grow by as much as 20% by 2022, and as it does, consumer understanding of bioplastics will need to grow with it. A major source […]

Bioplastics 101

Bioplastics 101: An introduction to key terms in sustainable plastics

Consumers want to feel good about the products they purchase. Part of that is sustainability—they want to buy something green because it makes them feel like they are doing something good for the Earth. Over 70 percent of consumers have shown that they deeply care about whether a product they buy is sustainable. In 2012, […]

Various toys made of plastic

Toymakers take the lead on sustainable plastics

Plastics are seemingly the ideal raw material for toys. They’re relatively inexpensive, easy to clean, durable and can be molded into just about anything a child’s imagination is capable of cooking up.

Four keys to more sustainable plastic

Rising consumer consciousness is continuing to heighten demand for plastic feedstock that isn’t quite so harmful to our planet. But there are a number of strategies for limiting the impact of plastic production, and no single one is likely to solve the sustainability problem on its own.

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The difference is choice

At Green Dot, we understand that making plastic products more sustainable can mean different things to different people. A company’s sustainability goals and the value proposition of its products will vary.

Toy truck and dinosaurs made from Terratek Wood-Plastic Composite

The Sustainable Promise of a Wood-Plastic Composite

Wondering how to make a product sustainable? Wood-plastic composites combine qualities uniquely suited to accommodating both consumer and producer preferences in the current market. They are a sustainable solution that makes use of organic material with virgin, recycled or renewable plastics. They can be customized at low cost and without the need for investment in […]

The Benefits of Sustainable Plastics

Creating a sustainable product and attracting consumers can seem like a complicated process. Yes, consumers want to feel good about what they buy and its effect on the environment—from electric cars to local food—but they aren’t often willing to pay much more than they would for a non-sustainable product. 78% percent of consumers say they […]

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Moving Plastics Toward Sustainability

Being and buying green is all the rage with consumers these days. Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of how the products they buy are made, where they’re made, and with what materials they’re made. Purchasing these green or sustainable products makes them feel good, and as the desire for sustainable products in the public grows, […]

Understanding Sustainability in Plastics

As the consumer desire for sustainable products grows, so does the public’s knowledge about sustainability and green initiatives. However, sustainability doesn’t have a single definition. Instead, there are a wide number of characteristics that, when attributed to a plastic, can determine its sustainability. And to each consumer, sustainability may mean something different. It’s important as […]