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 Thanks to the USDA’s Biopreferred program, originally enacted in 2002 and strengthened in 2008 and again in 2014, federal agencies are now mandated by law to explore ways to source at least some of those goods from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.

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 facility in Ottawa, Kansas. The newly expanded facility can quickly and efficiently produce customized bioplastic and biocomposite materials formulated to our customers’ needs.

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Green Dot’s Bioplastic helps 100,000 Comcast Employees Represent Global Citizen at Comcast Cares Day

Green Dot supplies Comcast with over 100,000 Global Citizen street identifier bracelets made with the Green Dot’s Terratek® BD bioplastic.

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.

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.

Green Dot creates compostable identifier for Global Citizen festival

Everyone has a cause. For us at Green Dot, our cause is presenting consumers with smarter choices when it comes to the goods they buy. That’s why we were excited to partner with the platform that exists to connect people and causes, Global Citizen, at this past weekend’s 2015 Global Citizen Festival held in New […]