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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.

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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.

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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, such as compostable plastic materials. 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 […]

Wood-Plastic Composite Pellets

Processing considerations for wood-plastic composites

We’ve discussed factors of wood-plastic composite that affect design, but what about during the processing phase of plastic production? Wood-plastic composites continue to stick to the theme of being relatively similar to traditional plastics in terms of processing, but again, there are a few things manufacturers should consider when using these remarkable materials. Pellet size […]

Foosball Table Made from Terratek Wood-Plastic Composite

Formula & tooling considerations for manufacturing with wood-plastic composites

Designing and manufacturing from a wood-plastic composites is a remarkably similar process to working with traditional plastics. There are some additional variables, though, that designers and manufacturers should be aware of when material is being selected for a product. For manufacturers, understanding the effects of different ratios and tooling configurations on the process will help ensure […]

Wood-Plastic Composite Pellets and Wood Species

Wood-plastic composite particle size & wood species: The designer’s choice

Compared to traditional plastics, much of the manufacturing process remains the same when working with wood-plastic composites. But product designers should be aware of two key variables when setting off in a more sustainable direction with these biocomposites. Particle size and wood species are two features of wood-plastic composites that designers are able to choose […]

Desk Made from Terratek Wood-Plastic Composite

Manufacturing with a wood-plastic composite

What product designers and plastics manufacturers need to know about working with wood-plastic composites. The material selection process usually begins with a new idea for a product, or an idea for improving on an existing product. The owner of that idea then sits down with a product designer to talk about turning it into a reality. They […]

Cell Phone Case Made from Compostable Starch-Based Plastics

Cell phone cases from compostable, starch-based plastics

You only use your phone for a year or two. Why should your case last a lifetime? We made the market’s first soft-plastic, compostable cell phone case. It is strong, pliable and durable with an exquisitely soft touch. The elastomeric material provides a snug fit around the phone, so you know it will be safe from […]

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Starch biocomposites are an eco-answer

Consumers and retailers are seeking more sustainable products. But, while 78% of consumers say that they buy ‘green’ products, only 43% are willing to pay more. Our Terratek SC starch biocomposites provide effective solutions to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly products. They provide a more sustainable alternative to traditional plastics without compromising on cost […]