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PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman recently penned an op-ed in Waste Dive on how improvements in composting and recycling infrastructure are necessary to capitalize on the environmental benefits of plant-based products. The op-ed draws on the results from PBPC’s 2021 consumer research study to demonstrate the market demand for plant-based products and provides policy solutions for how the United States can improve our waste management infrastructure.
You can read the full op-ed “We must invest in compost infrastructure to match growing demand for sustainable products“Read More >
The results of PBPC’s 2021 consumer research program were recently featured in an article in Beauty Packaging. PBPC’s Executive Director shared ways the beauty industry have responded to increased consumer demand for sustainable products by innovating new cosmetic materials and packaging that is renewable and eco-friendly. The article also shared key statistics on consumer familiarly and interest with plant-based products.
Read the article “Study Shows Consumers Favor Sustainability in Products & Packaging“Read More >
PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman was named as a top lobbyist in the 2021 list published by The Hill. This annual list highlights the biggest experts, influencers, and advocates in Washington who have successfully delivered results in Congress and the White House. See the entire list of policy experts, influencers, and advocates on The Hill’s website.Read More >
PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman was profiled in Resource Recycling’s ‘Women in Circularity’ series. In this feature, Jessica discusses her work supporting a closed loop economy, recent successes through partnerships, the next frontier in sustainable product development, and more.
Read the article “Women in Circularity: Jessica Bowman“Read More >
November 30, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – New research from the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) shows growing interest in and demand for products made from renewable materials. The report illustrates a growing awareness of and commitment to plant-based product offerings, along with the specific inputs used to create them. The study also underscores consumer interest in supporting companies who produce and innovate plant-based products.
The second annual consumer survey of 1,054 adults, conducted June-July 2021, explores the public’s perception and understanding of renewable and sustainable materials and products.
Are plant-based products top of mind for consumers?
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November 17, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – On November 16, Jessica Bowman, Executive Director of the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC), participated in the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit hearing titled “A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America.” In her testimony, Bowman emphasized the important role of the plant-based products industry in empowering American agriculture to provide technology, innovations, and solutions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide economic opportunity for rural communities.
“We’re glad to see the Subcommittee’s support for the renewable economy and their recognition that plant-based products can play a Read More >
October 28, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – Sixty-two (62) stakeholders, including NGOs, composters, and certified compostable packaging manufacturers and users, call for action on H.R. 4443/S. 2388, the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques Act of 2021 (the COMPOST Act). In a letter sent to both the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees on October 27, supporters site insufficient access to composting programs across the country despite growing demand to compost food scraps and for certified compostable packaging. The letter underscores how the COMPOST Act would help address this infrastructure gap and support the essential transition to a Read More >
PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman spoke with The Hill about a new report revealing fossil fuel-based plastics’ contribution to climate change is on course to surpass that of coal-fired power plants by 2030.
Read the article “Plastic may soon trump coal as climate killer in US: study“Read More >