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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 111, June 2021

Category: biobased
Published: 03/06/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.

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Recently, an increasing number of businesses have been either reducing or banning the use of plastic bags. Last month, Co-op announced that it will remove plastic bags for life from sale in all 2,600 stores, warning that the low-cost, reusable bag has become the new single-use carrier. The Co-op will offer compostable bags which once the function of carrying shopping home can be used for the collection of food waste. Our homes are not just sources of plastic packaging waste; a variety of plastics are used in appliances and in the very construction of the building we live and work in.

According to a report published by the United Nations Environment Programme, the construction industry’s carbon footprint reached an all-time high in 2019, accounting for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions. Of those emissions, which also include building operations, 11% resulted from building materials... 

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Co-op bans bags-for-life and calls for joined-up approach from Government to combat plastic carrier use
  • The BDO Zone Investment Coalition Announces $1 Billion of Capital for Biobased Projects
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Experts confirm that “certified compostable organic waste bags improve quality of organic waste”
  • Perspectives on sustainable food packaging:– is bio-based plastics a solution?
  • Bio-based value chains for chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals


  • NatureWorks develops PLA grade for large-format additive manufacturing
  • DSM and MKU Ltd provide armor solution in Brazil for Sao Paulo police
  • More...


  • BioCorr®HP: New Green Rust Preventative Made from Renewable Raw Materials
  • Total Cray Valley and Gevo to further Scale Up Development of Renewable Isoamylene from Fusel Oil
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Mondi packages potatoes in award-winning paper bag with Sustainex® bio-based coating
  • Cosmetics brand LAST® to launch in June 2021
  • Beiersdorf selects SABIC certified renewable PP for new NIVEA packaging


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