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PBPC In The News

Bio-economy new frontier for field crops

In this article from the Nebraska Farmer’s coverage of the Nebraska Ag Technology Summit, the Plant Based Product Council is highlighted for its work to tell the sustainability story for new products created from field crops, like corn and soybeans, to replace petroleum-based products.

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USDA Report: Biobased Industry Benefits Economy, Jobs, And Environment

PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman was quoted in a Brownfield Ag News article on a USDA report on the economic impact of the biobased industry showing the industry generates 4.6 millions jobs and contributes $470 billion to the U.S. economy.

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Press Releases
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Plant Based Products Council Commends Introduction of COMPOST Act

July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC —The Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) commends Representatives Julia Brownley (DCA-26), Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01), and Ann Kuster (D-NH-02) for introducing the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, and introduced by Senator Cory Booker in the U.S. Senate.

The COMPOST Act helps meet the growing demand from individuals and businesses to compost food scraps and certified compostable packaging. Assisting the transition to a circular economy, the COMPOST Act would create new USDA grant and loan guarantee programs for composting infrastructure projects, including both large-scale Read More >

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PBPC Announces New Board Members

May 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC— Last week, the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) welcomed three new board members who will support the organization in enhancing public awareness of plant-based products, advocating for policy changes that encourage the development of renewable products, and building collaborative efforts between business, government, and NGOs toward a circular economy.

“We are pleased to welcome Alex Buck of Iowa Corn, Doug Kunnemann of NatureWorks, and Frank Schuster of Smile Beverage Werks to our Board,” said Jessica Bowman, PBPC’s Executive Director. “We believe it is important that our board reflects the numerous and varied voices across our Read More >

Press Releases
Announcing the U.S. Composting Infrastructure Coalition

Announcing the U.S. Composting Infrastructure Coalition

The Plant Based Products Council is proud to be a founding member of the U.S. Composting Infrastructure Coalition, bringing together stakeholders across the organics recycling and sustainable materials communities to help find solutions for waste reduction and recovery solutions like composting.

Increased investment in American composting infrastructure provides many important benefits to our environment and economy, and to communities nationwide. The U.S. Composting Infrastructure Coalition is dedicated to advocating for policies, legislation, and other measures to expand composting infrastructure and increase access to programs that divert food waste, yard trimmings, and certified compostable packaging. By diverting more food waste Read More >

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PBPC Statement on the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

February 2, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in reaction to the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Jessica Bowman, Executive Director of the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC), commented:

“We commend President Biden’s efforts to prioritize the fight against climate change. This executive order emphasizes the importance of plant-based products and materials as a way to meet demand and ensure that federal infrastructure investment helps in tackling the climate crisis. We look forward to working with the Administration to further emphasize the role of plant-based products in advancing a more Read More >

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New Research Reveals Massive Market Potential Exists for Plant-Based Products and Packaging

December 10, 2020
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WASHINGTON, DC – New research out today from the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) shows the majority of U.S. consumers are receptive to plant based products and packaging, with 54% viewing them favorably and 59% expressing interest. According to the report, the potential market size for plant-based products is estimated to be over 136 million U.S. consumers.

“There is clear consumer desire to support and promote innovation in the plant-based products and packaging arena,” said Jessica Bowman, Executive Director of the Plant Read More >

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Plant Based Products Council Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden

November 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their election and looks forward to working together to create a more sustainable and responsible global economy through biobased innovation.

“The development of the bioeconomy, through increased production of products and materials derived from sustainable, plant-based resources, offers exciting opportunities for economic development in depressed rural areas. With those priorities in mind, PBPC looks forward to working closely with the new administration on these goals over the next four years,” said Jessica Bowman, Executive Read More >