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US manufacturing: Dispersed gains, concentrated losses
US manufacturing: Dispersed gains, concentrated losses
The biggest risk to U.S. manufacturing and the economy as a whole is that corporate management overreacts to declining stock prices or weak nominal earnings growth by cutting investments (or employees) that are necessary for long-term growth. Industria...
Agave bottles greened using plant-based PET and leaf accents
Agave bottles greened using plant-based PET and leaf accents
Wholesome Sweeteners deepens its commitment to sustainability by switching to bottles – molded with agave leaf accents – made of up to 30 percent plant-based PET resin. Relaunched Wholesome! Organic Blue Agave bottles are now naturally more...
Good things come in plant packages: How 'bioplastics' could become mainstream
Good things come in plant packages: How 'bioplastics' could become mainstream
Last June, Coca-Cola unveiled the first-ever PET bottle made entirely from sugar cane at the World Expo in Milan, and it was a show stopper – at least for consumer goods manufacturers and environmentalists. The 100 percent plant-based bottle is a...
8 promising new ways to make bio-based and renewable plastics
8 promising new ways to make bio-based and renewable plastics
More and more often, new bio-based and renewable plastics not only contain higher percentages of bio-based and/or recycled content, they're also likely to be biodegradable or compostable. In this slideshow's latest crop of new materials and methods for...