What are Bioplastics
Industrial Compostability Claims Checklist
The Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guide provides direction to companies making claims about industrial compostability. This guidance document provides a handy checklist and examples about things to consider when putting claims on product packaging.
Bioplastics Simplified: Attributes of Biobased and Biodegradable Plastics
The term “bioplastics” describes a wide range of materials. This paper discusses the growing field of bioplastics and how material innovations can offer environmental advantages.
Understanding Biobased Carbon Content
Communicating biobased content of a product can be confusing due to terminology inconsistencies and differences in measurement methods. This resource walks through the basics of biobased content test methods, certifications, as well as relevant terms and definitions. We are in the process of updating this resource.
Life Cycle Analysis Primer: What, Why and How
This guide will describe what constitutes an LCA, what the benefits and limitations of different types of LCAs and related tools are, and how to interpret and communicate LCA results.
Voluntary Guidelines on Bioplastics Marketing Claims
All companies have the responsibility to ensure that environmental claims used in marketing and promotion are truthful and evidence-based, not deceptive or unfair. These recommendations are voluntary guidelines and general principles for those marketing bioplastics, informed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims” (Green Guides) and relevant state laws or regulations.
Bioeconomy Bold Goals Report
As part of President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) on “Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy”, the goal to “demonstrate and deploy cost-effective and sustainable routes to convert bio-based feedstocks into recyclable-by-design polymers that can displace more than 90% of today’s plastics and other commercial polymers at scale” was included. This report walks through PLASTICS response to and recommendations for this goal.