PBPC Newsletter September 15, 2023
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 September 1 newsletter here.
PBPC WELCOMES NEW MEMBER: EVOCO
PBPC is thrilled to welcome Evoco as a new member. Evoco works with nature to come up with innovative solutions for consumer goods and industrial markets that previously relied on carbon-intensive materials and processes – products that reduce carbon emissions without compromising performance. Evoco uses plants and biomass to develop a variety of products while also working with current carbon cycles to find organic substances and methods to generate recyclable CO2 – reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
NEW PLANT BASED LEADERS BLOG: PRIMIENT
Don’t miss our latest Plant Based Leaders blog, featuring our member Primient. Primient leads the plant-based industry across the value chain – prioritizing sustainability through partnerships with farmers and helping customers utilize corn-based materials to meet their changing sustainability needs.
REGISTRATION IS LIVE FOR PBPC 2024: CIRCULAR SOLUTIONS
Early bird registration is now open for PBPC’s second annual conference, PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions! Held in Omaha, NE, from Apr. 8-10, 2024, PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions will bring members, industry leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders together in the heart of America’s bioeconomy to discuss today’s bioproducts landscape and what lies ahead for the industry. Register here to receive early bird pricing. Mark your calendars today!
Interested in speaking or know someone with insights to share? Fill out the form here to submit yourself or someone else for consideration.
|WHAT:||PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions|
|WHEN:||Monday, Apr. 8 – Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2024|
|WHERE:||Marriott Downtown, Capitol District, 222 N 10th St., Omaha, NE 68102|
|WHY:||PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, brand ambassadors, and other stakeholders for panels, keynotes, networking sessions, and more.|
|CONTACT:||Keniece Barbee, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Read a recap of the 2023 PBPC Conference: Circular Solutions.
PBPC IS HIRING! IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A MANAGER OF SUSTAINABILITY & WORKPLACE SAFETY
The Manager of Sustainability & Workplace Safety supports the development and execution of policy regarding sustainability, environmental affairs, and workplace safety issues for the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) and the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). This newly created role offers broad exposure to a range of policy issues confronting two leading agricultural trade associations. For more information, please visit the careers page of our website.
BIOPLASTICS WEEK & INNOVATION IN BIOPLASTICS AWARD OPPORTUNITY
PLASTICS Bioplastics Division will host the eighth annual Bioplastics Week from Oct. 2- 6, 2023. Bioplastics Week is a social media campaign created to increase visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations via social media posts that feature materials such as infographics, reports, blog posts, and videos. It serves as an opportunity to educate consumers and the plastics industry about bioplastics. You will find the event website here. PBPC is proud to support Bioplastics Week and will be engaging on social media.
PBPC’S MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
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 in the industry in the 2022 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 on the industry today and what’s ahead for circular innovations.
Green Matters: Chip Company Uses Eucalyptus Cellulose Film Packaging
Packaging World: Absolut Commercializes First-ever Single-mold Paper Bottles at Tesco
SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS & NEWS
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.
Food Engineering Magazine: Support Sustainable Lifestyles with Eco-Friendly Packaging
With environmental reform being a top priority for the Biden Administration, there are constantly new developments in the regulatory space. Here are a few of the top happenings in the Administration, on Capitol Hill, and in the U.S. legal landscape.
Plastics Recycling Update: First draft of global plastics agreement released
PBPC MEMBER NEWS
The dedicated work of our members toward a more sustainable future never ceases to amaze us. From 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.
Good Natured Products: Good natured shares their “Ready-to-Eat Report”
Storopack: Storopack joins CreaStyr project