Many products are made from materials originating from oil (petroleum) and other fossil resources. Testfakta Bio-based is a new environmental certification scheme, designed to encourage more consumers to opt for bio-based alternatives to conventional products. This helps to reduce climate impact and, in the long term, bring about a fossil-free society.
Many laundry detergents and fabric softeners are marketed as especially natural and sustainable. But some of these contain more fossil raw materials than ordinary laundry products, Testfakta’s analysis shows.
To meet the need for new, cleaner energy, novel research is now under way. It is about transforming marine algae into biomass. The goal is to use this biomass for energy and in production of various materials, such as plastic.
Bio-based certification is carried out in collaboration with RISE Research Institute of Sweden.