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How You Can Tweak Your Current Lifestyle Now To Incorporate Top Healthy Habits

If you’ve been feeling sluggish, stressed out, or simply not at the top of your game, you may be looking for easy ways to improve your lifestyle for better health. Fortunately, you don’t need to overhaul your current lifestyle – simply making some targeted tweaks and incorporating key habits can help. Whether you work outdoorsContinue reading “How You Can Tweak Your Current Lifestyle Now To Incorporate Top Healthy Habits”

Turning Plastic Grocery Bags into Sustainable Fuel

Website Link (Article by Larry Frum) More than 300 million tons of plastic waste are produced annually, which causes serious environmental issues because of plastic’s life cycle and the difficulty of eliminating it. Consequently, most plastic waste ends up in either a landfill or the ocean. A significant number of plastics break down into microplastics,Continue reading “Turning Plastic Grocery Bags into Sustainable Fuel”

What Is SPRING and Why Is It Needed in Packaging Now?

Website Link (Article by Robert Lilienfeld) SPRING is an acronym for the new Sustainable Packaging Research, Information, and Networking Group. Here’s what you should know about SPRING, a new virtual think tank to help all stakeholders make effective decisions about sustainable packaging. Let me introduce you to SPRING, which  stands for the Sustainable Packaging Research,Continue reading “What Is SPRING and Why Is It Needed in Packaging Now?”

Benefits of aluminum vs steel: from environmental impacts to meeting consumer needs

Website Link (Article by Brandon Bach) Transparency in products remains important to consumers. They want to know where the everyday products they purchase are coming from, what they are made of and if they fit their shopping preferences. According to a study from Nielsen and Label Insight, 39% of shoppers would be willing to switchContinue reading “Benefits of aluminum vs steel: from environmental impacts to meeting consumer needs”

Transparent Packaging Achieves First 100% rPET Carton

Website Link (Article by Rick Lingle) The 100% barrier for post-consumer recycle (PCR) content for transparent recycled PET (rPET) plastic folding cartons has been attained. The new sustainably-enhanced product was introduced by custom plastic box manufacturer Printex Transparent Packaging (PTP), which is the largest such company in North America. The Eco-PET 100 folding carton is made fromContinue reading “Transparent Packaging Achieves First 100% rPET Carton”

Researchers Have Developed a Chameleon-Inspired Solution to Keep Fish Fresh

Website Link (Article by Tara DiMaio) Red light, green light. Your first thought may be Squid Game, but these two colors are part of new food technology used for real squid. Researchers invented a material that changes color to measure how fresh seafood is, inspired by (you guessed it) chameleons. It can save consumers from eating spoiled fish andContinue reading “Researchers Have Developed a Chameleon-Inspired Solution to Keep Fish Fresh”

Study links nut consumption to improved cognitive function

Website Link (Article by Nikki Hancocks) Higher habitual nut consumption is positively associated with cognitive function, especially among old adults, according to an observational study of 1,000 Qatari adults. Globally, cognitive impairments including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, have become a major concern. The total number of people with dementia has increased from 20.2 million in 1990Continue reading “Study links nut consumption to improved cognitive function”

Cold plasma for the preservation of aquatic food products: An overview

Website Link (Article by Rathod et. al. 2021) ABSTRACT Cold plasma (CP) is an upcoming technology implemented for the preservation of highly perishable foods, especially aquatic food products (AFPs). The high moisture content, high-quality protein with all essential amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids makes AFP more susceptible to microbial spoilage and oxidation of lipidsContinue reading “Cold plasma for the preservation of aquatic food products: An overview”

Commercialization of next-generation biomaterials

Website Link (Article by Rachel Arthur) The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM have announced the first planned commercialization of new tech to create plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG): which can replace traditional oil-based MEG in PET bottles. The tech will allow the companies to efficiently convert second-generation biomass to the plant-based bMEG:Continue reading “Commercialization of next-generation biomaterials”

The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess

Website Link (Article by Ivana Kottasová) The windswept valleys surrounding the Hengill volcano in southwestern Iceland are dotted with hot springs and steam vents. Hikers from all over the world come here to witness its breath-taking scenery. Even the sheep are photogenic in the soft Nordic light. Right in the middle of all that natural beauty sitsContinue reading “The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess”

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