PBPC Newsletter April 26th, 2024

Welcome to the Plant Based Products Council Newsletter! If you have friends or colleagues interested in our industry, please let them know to sign up for our newsletter. Then, read on for the latest in PBPC news and activities, as well as some of the amazing innovations, trends, and developments happening right now in the sustainability and bioeconomy world! If you missed our last edition, read the April 12th newsletter here.

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PBPC joined millions of voices around the world in celebrating Earth Day 2024 Monday, April 22.

Global plastic consumption has quadrupled over the past 30 years, signifying an urgent need for cost-effective and environmentally conscious alternatives for consumers, corporations, and manufacturers. The increasing favorability and accessibility of sustainable options, combined with growing initiatives to integrate circular solutions into business models, means countering the escalating threat of plastic waste to our planet.

But there’s still more work to do! That’s why PBPC and our partners continue to champion plant-based products as both an economic opportunity and an environmental solution.

Visit PBPC.com to discover the range of plant-based products you can easily incorporate into your life—not just on Earth Day, but year-round!


PBPC and its partners enjoyed a tremendous showing at the recent 2024 PBPC Circular Solutions Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Conference attendees enjoyed informative sessions hosted by key industry leaders covering a wide range of topics within the bioeconomy, including:

  • Connecting the Dots Across the Value Chain
  • Feedstock Diversity: Innovating the Future of Plant-Based Products
  • Beyond Functionality: Exploring the World of Durable Bioproducts
  • How They Built It: Local Biomanufacturing Hubs
  • Cultivating Circularity: The Role of Compostables
  • Grower Perspectives: Plant-Based Products and Rural America
  • Federal Policy Playing Field: An Update on Agency Activities related to Biomanufacturing

Want to learn more? Check out PBPC Executive Director James Glueck’s recap of the conference on the Agriculture of America radio show with host Jesse Allen.

Thank you to our conference sponsors and panelists for sharing their valuable expertise about these pressing issues facing our bioeconomy!


PBPC’s recently released Annual Report details the organization’s industry goals, accomplishments, and advocacy efforts throughout 2023. From educating and promoting plant- based products at a global scale, to growing our membership, to advocating for salient legislation that will advance the bioeconomy, there’s no shortage of robust industry accomplishments from PBPC. Read about these accomplishments in the full report on PBPC.com.


Help PBPC send a message to lawmakers that the United States has the farmers and innovators and now we need the policies. Support for the ag-based bioproducts industry is crucial to the U.S. economy, environmental sustainability, and American innovation.

Two bipartisan bills that can help grow the U.S. ag bioeconomy have already been introduced in Congress:

Send a letter to your lawmakers today and urge them to include the Biomanufacturing and Jobs Act and the Ag BIO Act in the Farm Bill!

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Interested in becoming a PBPC member? All PBPC members receive a variety of benefits that provide their organization a voice in Washington while helping them stay up to date on the latest policy developments, communicate with their audiences, access valuable insights, and more. Read about PBPC’s impact on the industry in the 2023 Annual Report. Tiered membership levels are available to fit the needs of any member of the plant-based products supply chain. Visit our website or reach out to PBPC’s Keniece Barbee to learn more.


Almost every day we see new developments in the plant-based products space. Here are a few of our favorites that provide insights into the industry today and what’s ahead for circular innovations.

As more consumers seek environmentally friendly products, corporations are adapting to meet these demands through more sustainable solutions. Here are some of the top stories covering these trends and providing insights on the latest industry news.


With environmental reform being a top priority for the Biden Administration, there are often new developments in the regulatory space to be aware of and track. Here are a few of the top happenings in the Administration, on Capitol Hill, and in the U.S. legal landscape.


The dedication of our members to innovate and work toward a more sustainable future never ceases to amaze us! From working with growers on new feedstocks to setting sweeping environmental commitments, to partnering with others to make sustainable solutions more accessible, to launching new plant-based materials. Below, find some of the impressive work of our members over the last weeks.