Newlight Technologies, based in California, has developed a means of creating sustainable plastic packaging from waste gases at the commercial level. While this process has been possible for decades, Newlight found a means of accelerating production of thermoplastics from carbon emissions, reducing the cost of oil-based plastics. Its carbon-capture thermoplastics products, which it calls AirCarbon outperform oil-based prices at a lower cost. At the same time, it pulls green-house gases out of the atmosphere to use in its technology.
Newlight Technologies is also using greenhouse gas bioconversion to create plastics from air and methane gas emissions generated on farms.
AirCarbon-based packaging is currently being used by Dell for its Latitude series notebooks. This brings Dell closer to its goal of using only sustainable packaging by 2020.