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Researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces develop nontoxic, water-resistant adhesive for plywood applications by combining glucose and citric acid; development could offer alternative to commonly used urea-formaldehyde resin

POM Wonderful announces transition to 100% rPET for its 16 oz. juice bottles; the new bottles will feature a ‘100% Recycled Plastic’ logo

Tech vs. Trees: Biodegradable coating turns paper into plastic-like material, lignin-based aviation fuel reduces emissions and boosts performance, glucose-based wood glue could create more sustainable furniture

Modern Mill, which makes wood substitute Acre, named Best Mid-Sized Business at Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards; Acre, made from upcycled rice hulls with zero-waste, is available as trim boards, lumber, sheet goods, decking, siding

Commentary: As brands switch from plastic to paper bottles, mills can get clogged up with paper packaging lined with plastic, other materials; in their 'plastic panic,' brands are reacting to pressure rather than proactively seeking sustainable solutions

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