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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 115, October 2021

Category: biobased
Published: 08/10/2021
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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The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is introducing its new “Green Claims Code”, which outlines six requirements a business should follow when making claims on their products’ sustainability. According to the Code, businesses should ensure that their claims are truthful and accurate; that they are clear and unambiguous; that they do not omit or hide any information; that they make fair and meaningful comparisons; that the claims are substantiated; and that they consider the whole lifecycle of a product. This new guidance intends to ensure that businesses’ green claims are not misleading to consumers in any way, therefore protection consumers and businesses’ reputation, and encouraging businesses to invest in “green” practices.

Such new legislations may very well have a significant positive impact on consumers’ willingness to buy green products, as demonstrated by a research study in Italy published in the International Journal of Production Economics...

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • Guidance Environmental claims on goods and services


  • INCA Renewtech partners with Genesis Products to produce bio-panels for RVs and trucks
  • NatureWorks to build PLA plant in Thailand
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Consumer willingness to pay for bio-based products: Do certifications matter?
  • Systems thinking and the adoption of bio-based consumer products
  • More...


  • Danimer Scientific to acquire biodegradable polymer producer Novomer
  • WinCup’s phade® straw biodegrades in a controlled marine environment in just 58 days
  • More...


  • Huue and Ginkgo Bioworks partner to accelerate production of sustainable dyes
  • Helsinki introduces bio-based road marking compound
  • Producing rare, natural ingredients with Givaudan

Consumer Products

  • Our I'm greenTM EVA is a key component of PUMA's more sustainable footwear models
  • REI Co-op announces Flash and Traverse footwear new designs
  • More...


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