Among the global businesses responsible for 55% of the world’s plastic packaging waste are both state-owned and multinational corporations, including oil, gas, and chemical companies. Currently, there are about 8% of total fossil oils used to manufacture polymers. It is predicted that this number could increase to 20% by 2050.
A Partnership between the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the European Union will build on the success of BBI JU to advance a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry.
Batteries are a must in today's society and the demand just gets bigger. At the same time, batteries are not particularly environmentally friendly. To meet the future needs for battery capacity and reduce environmental impact, new materials and manufacturing methods are required.
Finnsih dairy manufacturer Valio has partnered with Stora Enso to test the use of biocomposite in food packaging, in a move to reduce food waste.
Testfakta Bio-based Europe is pleased to announce the first labelled product according to Testfakta Bio-based certification programme. Petrol Vitrex -38°, is a windscreen washer fluid based on a large proportion of renewable raw material and is produced by the Slovenian company KIMI d.o.o.
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.