BBC bans single use plastics after Blue Planet II puts pollution problem in spotlight - Mirror.co.uk
The BBC will ban single use plastics at the corporation after Blue Planet II highlighted the plastic pollution problem.The broadcasters, whose staff and visitors currently use around two million plastic cups every year, will stop using plastic cups and cutlery by the end of this year.
Use of bioplastics made from sugar cane, wood and corn will grow at least 50 per cent in the next five years, according to the European Bioplastics Association in Berlin, whose members include Cargill Inc and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. German chemical giant BASF SE and the Finnish paper maker Stora Enso Oyj have stepped into the business to meet demand from the likes of Coca Cola Co to Lego A S."Biochemicals and bioplastics could erode a portion of oil demand, much like recycling can erode overall virgin plastics demand," said Pieterjan Van Uytvanck, a senior consultant at Wood Mackenzie, a research group focused on the oil industry. "It will become a larger portion of the supply."
Plastics in Electronics Components: Technologies & Global Markets 2017 - Research and Markets - Business Wire (press release)
This study covers all electronics components where plastics are used to a significant extent. It concentrates on components produced by injection molding, compression molding and encapsulation. It does not cover wire and cable, films used in capacitors or recording media, or enclosures.
Shanghai ndash; On the one year anniversary of Covestro AG 's spinoff from Bayer AG, the company debuted its Asia Pacific Innovation Experience Center in Shanghai.The center displays products made of Covestro materials, including applications in automotive, construction, electronics, sports equipment and cosmetic packaging. The center opens its doors to the company 's customers and visitors.