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The 30% Solution – Why Recycling Works but Doesn’t Work.

Recycling is Simply a Solid Waste Management Solution By Laura Mauney Municipal recycling of petrochemical plastics in the United States has been a hard-won fight for eco-conscious citizens. Even as the biopolymer market expands, plastics recycling…

Should Plastic Be Off the Hook?

A Look into Plastic Pollution from Lost Baits By Nicole VanDerSnick The vireos and wobblers are gently cooing while the croaks of southern leopard frogs reverberate across the still waters. Despite the bugs, watching the morning…

Hot Alkaline Digestion of NODAX™ PHA

Dishwasher Detergent, Steam and Poof! It is gone. by Isao Noda, MHG CSO and Senior VP of Innovation MHG’s Nodax™ PHA is produced by microbial fermentation of locally harvested vegetable oil, and it is completely biodegradable…

Plastics in the Waste Stream: The Macro Problem of MicroPlastics

Marine Plastic Pollution is Pervasive, Persistent, and Predatory By Nicole VanDerSnick It’s finally summertime and that means millions of people are packing up their SUVs and heading to the beach like their winged counterpart the seagull,…

From Harvest to Harvest: MHG’s Canola and the Circle of Life

MHG’s 2015 Canola Crop has Arrived! By Laura Mauney Between March and May 2015, the golden flowers of South Georgia’s winter-cropped Canola fields transformed into spiky, dry stalks covered with millions of seed pods. When the…

Why Mass Production Matters in the Dream of PHA Bioplastics

To Truly Succeed, Bioplastics Require Strength During Production and While in Use By Laura Mauney Making truly competitive materials to serve as biodegradable replacements for petrochemical plastics is one of the greatest challenges facing manufacturers of…

Why Plastic Films Made of MHG PHA Work Better for Families

Biodegradable PHA Plastics Can Improve Food Quality, Personal Health and the Environment By Laura Mauney One of the earliest warnings that young parents receive after the birth of a child is to keep garment bags, trash…

MHG’s Canola is Blooming!

The Biopolymer Company is on Track for a Successful 2015 Canola Harvest By Laura Mauney Folks travelling through the pastoral countryside of Decatur County, Georgia in the southeastern United States these days may find themselves treated…

MomsForMHG – Taking Compostable Plastic to the Next Level

MomsForMHG is a community of mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and future mothers working to spread the word about a new kind of eco-friendly bioplastic. Planting New Seeds for Global Environmental Health MomsForMHG started as a group of…