John Deere toys made from bioplastic composites

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.

Close-up of Terratek biocomposites used in plant markers

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.

Visual example of how biodegradation works

Green Dot Bioplastics introduces new biodegradable plastic for horticultural applications

Green Dot Bioplastics has developed a new biodegradable biocomposite for horticultural applications made from reclaimed biobased feedstocks.

USDA Biopreferred Program: How biobased materials add value to products

  The United States Federal Government spends around $445 billion annually on goods and services. Thanks to the USDA’s Biopreferred program, originally enacted in 2002 and strengthened in 2008 and again in 2014, federal agencies are now mandated by law to explore ways to source at least some of those goods from biobased materials. For […]

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, […]


How Green Dot Upcycles Plastics and Agricultural By-products

Upcycling recycled plastics and reclaimed biobased materials has many advantages – it preserves non-renewable resources, decreases carbon emissions, increases markets for recycled plastics, and increases the value of agricultural crops.

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.

New Product Development Lab Opened

We’re proud to announce the opening of our new product development lab in Ottawa, Kansas. The newly expanded facility can quickly and efficiently produce customized bioplastic and biocomposite materials formulated to our customers’ needs.