The Plastics Problem
- Currently, 98% of the inputs used to create plastic packaging are made from virgin (non-recycled) materials, most of which are based on fossil fuels.
- 90% of plastics are never recycled
- The result: plastic increases in landfills, incinerators, and our environment.
Bio-Based Plastics Definition
Plastics Derived From Renewable Inputs
Compostable Bio-Based Plastics Can Help Combat Plastic Pollution
Less food/plastic waste to landfill
Reduced landfill methane emissions
Compost as soil amendment
Compostable Bio-Based Plastics: Keys to Success
Use where it makes sense: bringing food waste to composters
Develop composting infrastructure: expand commercial scale compost facilities in the U.S.
Clear labeling: help users and processors understand if material should be composted or recycled
Part of the Solution
Reduce Fossil Fuel Consumption
Versatile End-of-Life Options
Same or Better Functionality
Boost to U.S. Bioeconomy
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