Compostable cups. The PlantBottle. Polyethylene plastic from sugar cane. Bioplastics and other biobased chemicals – made from plants rather than petroleum – can slash a product’s carbon footprint.
Brand owners are driving demand for bioproducts to help meet corporate sustainability goals. And biobased makes economic sense as a hedge against the high price of crude and volatile fossil fuel markets.
Tags: environmental safety, benefits, greenhouse gases, ethanol, food crops, concern, TSCA reform, federal chemical safety system, market barriers, lax regulation, PVC, p-xylene, biobased toxic chemicals, GreenScreenTM
Source: Greenbiz, 2013-02-01.