Biocomposites vs. traditional plastics

Just how much are traditional plastics costing us? Are biocomposites the answer?

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

6 Tips to Make Your Products More Sustainable

From the 2014 International Home & Housewares Show Green Dot Sales Representative Sarah Harbaugh attended the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. The show is the world’s premier housewares marketplace, featuring 2,100 exhibitors from 34 countries. Sarah went to the show to meet with company representatives and discuss their goals and achievements in making […]

BioInspiration Case Study

How Green Dot teamed up with an eco-inspired company to create a flexible filament for 3D printers from compostable raw materials.

Pearl Jam Case Study

Learn how Pearl Jam partnered with Green Dot to create a gift that’s true to their fans and to the environment.

How to create more sustainable plastics

Learn how to meet growing demand for more sustainable products without compromising quality or cost.

The promise of wood-plastic composites

Learn how plastics combined with organic material are emerging as a sustainable alternative to traditional plastics.