BASF to Present Bio-based Compostable Bags as Landfill Waste Solution at Zero Waste Summit

SpecialChem - Aug 5, 2011

MELBOURNE, Australia -- BASF and Zero Waste Australia (ZWA) will present the detailed findings from the first phase of their Cooperating on Organics Out of Landfill (COOL) project at the Zero Waste Summit, which will be held in Melbourne from August 15 - 17, 2011. The first phase of the project consisted of a waste stream audit and pilot composting system targeting the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) in New South Wales. "The audits from the COOL project confirmed that there are significant organic waste streams in the MIA that are suitable for collection with compostable plastics in the commercial and industrial sectors. Such plastics offer valuable functionality, great environmental and economic...

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