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PBPC Newsletter July 11, 2019


PBPC Newsletter

July 11, 2019

Welcome to the Plant-Based Products Council Newsletter! 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, check it out using the link below.

OUR FAVORITE HEADLINE


Sometimes a few words from a well-respected journal can say it all.

 

NEW PRODUCT INNOVATIONS AND SCIENCE


Whether a blockbuster invention or simply a new way of packaging, creative solutions continue to drive important solutions. From the laboratory to the grocery store aisle and everywhere in between, bio-based products continue to make spectacular and sometimes surprising inroads.

 

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY


A healthier planet requires that we not only ensure more goods are sustainably-sourced, but that all goods, whether plant-based or not, remain inside the economy, deriving value from their use and re-use, instead of being lost to landfills or leaked into the ocean.

 

INNOVATIONS TO INFLUENCE BEHAVIOR


We’ve not only seen advances in materials and packaging, but also innovations in business management and consumer communications – creative ways leaders are seeking to influence organizations and their administration or to reach the people who buy their products.

 

OCEAN PLASTICS ARE OUR CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA


When animal conservationists want to raise awareness for their cause, they often focus on the creatures we know and love best, such as pandas, elephants and tigers. Their appeal, and their pull on our hearts, helps achieve fundraising goals and drive larger conservation efforts. Based on press coverage, ocean plastics and their impact on our environment seem to be an effective parallel route to tell our own story.

 

FOOD WASTE


The topic of food waste may feel mundane when placed against the health of sharks and coral reefs. But this everyday issue is in fact foundational to reducing the burden on landfills, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and driving the uptake of plant-based products to replace traditional plastics to help our environment.

 

THE INTERNATIONAL PLASTICS TRADE


Until last year, China accepted a substantial percentage of our nation’s plastic waste for recycling. With that pathway now limited by the Chinese government, attention has increasingly turned to the trade plastics around the world.



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