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Bottled drinks are the fastest-growing beverage segment worldwide. Driven by nutritional health concerns globally and convenience, consumers have elevated flat and sparkling ready-to-drink tea to become the no-mess alternative to sugary sodas. more


Artisan factories profit using semi-automatic processing machines that create teas that closely resemble handmade. more


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Dan Bolton,STiR managing editorFrom the Managing Editor:

Regenerative Plastic

The serendipitous discovery of plastic-eating bacteria could bring about a “regenerative” cycle more efficient than recycling. Researchers recently demonstrated that polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a strong polymer commonly used in bottles, can be reduced by bacteria to the chemical monomers from which it was made. These chemicals can then be used to make new plastic.

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