Runner to Debut Compostable Shoe in NYC Marathon

NYC Marathon runner, Mark Semler, creates a compostable shoe to promote sustainable plastics while running to end the cycle of poverty for children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda. When Mark Semler was asked to run in the New York City Marathon to support the Nyaka School in Uganda, he searched for footwear that could withstand […]

biodegradable vs. compostable vs. oxo-degradable plastics

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 […]

Green Dot’s Terratek® Flex as an Impact Modifier for PLA

Green Dot Bioplastics finds that Terratek® Flex provides a significant increase in impact strength and elongation without compromising the compostability of PLA Polylactic acid (PLA) is a renewable thermoplastic polyester derived from cornstarch, sugarcane or tapioca roots.  The global availability of feedstocks and the (relatively) cost competitive position to petroleum-based plastics has made PLA one […]

The utility of starch-based plastics

Starch-based plastics are a common material for injection molding or extrusion. The Green Dot Bioplastics team can work to customize a specialized material for various applications.

Injection molders who have made bioplastics work

Learn how the relationship between injection molders and bioplastics has changed.

What growth in bioplastics industry means for investors and the economy

The plastics industry is changing. Forecasts are predicting bioplastics will see tremendous growth over the next decade and now is an ideal moment for investors to start looking at bioplastics manufacturers. Over the past few years, large plastic companies have become interested in having a more sustainable option to offer companies and consumers, similar to […]

New eco-friendly toys up for environmental award

We collaborated with BeginAgain to create a new, nearly 100% bio-based line of toys licensed by John Deere. The John Deere EcoRigs were recently named to a shortlist for the Bio-based Product of the Year Award, to be presented at the Bio-Based Live conference in San Diego.

What to expect from our R&D capabilities

Our R&D capabilities enable us to custom formulate biocomposites specifically for your applications. The formulated biocomposite will not only meet performance requirements, but is scalable for any sized manufacturing processes.

Bioplastics role in the New Plastic Economy

Bioplastics will be a major component in the New Plastic Economy. For plastics to thrive without harmful waste and negative environmental impact, a switch from a linear economy to circular economy is paramount.

Green Dot Bioplastics Introduces Terratek® Biocomposites Made with More Than 90% Renewable Feedstocks

Company leaders are always seeking new materials to meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable plastic products. For years, Green Dot has worked with plastics manufacturers and product designers to make products that help consumers contribute to a more sustainable world.