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PBPC In The News

5 Trends in Packaging

According to Whole Foods Magazine, environmentally friendly products are increasingly important to consumers and that includes the packaging those products come in. The Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) annual consumer research program revealed that consumers are more favorable toward companies that are involved in sustainable initiatives.

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Circular Bioeconomy, Press Releases
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Plant Based Products Council Applauds Biden Administration Executive Order on Bioeconomy

WASHINGTON, DC, September 12, 2022 – Following the announcement of President Biden’s executive order to launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) Executive Director Jessica Bowman issued the following statement:

“The Biden Administration’s executive order reinforces the U.S. bioeconomy has a significant role to play in addressing environmental challenges, elevating American innovation, and expanding economic opportunity,” said Jessica Bowman, PBPC Executive Director. “The bioeconomy encompasses the entire supply chain – from the American farmers growing inputs like corn, hemp, and soy to the scientists and chemists turning those inputs into products like bioplastics to the Read More >

Majority of Americans are Purchasing, Thinking About Plant-based Products

Majority of Americans are Purchasing, Thinking About Plant-based Products

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2022 – The Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) today released the findings from its annual consumer research program, revealing trends in consumer attitudes and awareness of products made from renewable inputs like corn, soy, and hemp. This year’s report showed strong interest in plant-based products and illustrated how the industry continues to expand its footprint in American retail and homes – with 71% of consumers reporting they consciously think about products and packaging made from plant-based materials when they shop.

“This year’s consumer research findings really underscore that the majority of American consumers are thinking about, Read More >

Press Releases
Announcing the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition

Announcing the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition

The Plant Based Products Council is proud to be a founding member of the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition, bringing together leading industry organizations to advance federal policy initiatives that can foster growth in the agriculture bioeconomy.

Read the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition’s press release below.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2022

Contact:
Lydia Niles
[email protected]

Washington, D.C., July 19, 2022 – Today, leading industry associations launched the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition to advance federal policy initiatives that foster growth toward a circular economy based on innovative products derived from agricultural commodities. Encompassing a broad range of Read More >

Press Releases
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Plant Based Products Council Applauds Efforts to Advance United States Recycling and Composting Infrastructure

July 11, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s legislative hearing on June 30 entitled “No Time to Waste: Solutions for America’s Broken Recycling System,” Plant Based Products Council Executive Director Jessica Bowman issued the following statement:

“Modernizing America’s waste management infrastructure is a key component in the shift towards a more circular economy that includes the use of renewable, plant-based products. Without efforts to improve our recycling and composting systems, the United States cannot realize the full economic and environmental benefits the biobased industry has Read More >

PBPC In The News

Vilsack announces $10M for biobased products

Plant Based Products Council Executive Director Jessica Bowman says USDA’s new pilot program for biobased products is another step forward for the U.S. bioeconomy. Biobased products can be made from a variety of renewable inputs, including corn, soy, hemp, seaweed, grasses and many other agricultural commodities.

Read the article: “Vilsack announces $10M for biobased products

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PBPC In The News

Budget, Procurement Transparency Are Points Of Concern For BioPreferred Program

Agri-Pulse sought comments from PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman on a $3 million program designed to grow the market for biobased products that will be one of many under legislative scrutiny as discussions surrounding the 2023 Farm Bill ramp up. Under current federal acquisition regulations, a messy reporting system makes it difficult to determine whether these requirements are actually being met by agencies.

Read the article “Budget, Procurement Transparency Are Points Of Concern For BioPreferred Program

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PBPC In The News

Growing Biobased Products Industry Helps Support Rural Communities

Brownfield Ag News interviewed PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman about a recent speech she gave during the 2022 National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Winter Policy meeting. Bowman noted there was interest among NASDA members to help support the industry and bring opportunities back to their states. She said the Plant Based Products Council is focused on growing the bioproducts industry and helping realize the environmental and economic potential of the products.

Read the article or listen to the interview “Growing Biobased Products Industry Helps Support Rural Communities

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