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Study: Compostable Packaging Lowers Consumer Confusion, Contamination at Restaurants
Waste360 covered a new study, the CompostABLE Chicago Study, which shows restaurants, commercial venues, and other foodservice locations can more successfully divert food scraps and lower customer confusion with the adoption of compostable packaging. PBPC is a report partner on the study, and the article quotes PBPC Board Member Ian Jacobson of Eco-Products and PBPC Advisory Board Member Olga Kachook of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
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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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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
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 >
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
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 >
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 >
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.
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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.
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