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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 103, October 2020

Category: biobased
Published: 06/10/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


The production of raw material, along with the processing and manufacturing of goods, have truly begun to transition towards sustainable and renewable products and practices. As a result, there is a wider selection of biobased material available for innovation within the services and entertainment sectors, who seem to be pulling resources together and joining the worldwide effort to transition towards a more sustainable way of life. 
Following their announcement to become carbon neutral by 2030, the often environmentally controversial Formula 1 community is now taking up the challenge of designing car seats made from textile fibres......

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers ban: rules for businesses in England


  • Vegware coffee cup and lid receives Cré certification

Research & Development

  • Towards smart biomanufacturing: a perspective
  • Green chemistry and the plastic pollution challenge: towards a circular economy
  • More...


  • Biobased home compostable film packaging
  • European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA study
  • More...


  • New funding for Zymergen 
  • Biocarbon plant for silicon supplier Elkem
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Absolut Rolls Out 2,000 Paper Bottle Prototypes
  • New formulation for cleaning brand Persil
  • More...



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