Press Release: BIC Welcomes Updated European Bioeconomy Strategy as a Necessary Step Towards Reducing Global GHG Emissions

BIC logoToday, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomes the European Commission’s update to its Bioeconomy Strategy. The communication of this update is timely, given the recent urgent call to action from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We especially welcome the focus on scaling-up the bio-based sectors by supporting innovation and unlocking investments and markets, and deploying the bioeconomy across Europe.

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Press Release: Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic

Braskem logoBrazilian chemicals company Braskem, producers of I’m green™ – a bio-based polyethylene made from sugarcane – has had its negative carbon footprint credentials strengthened thanks to an independent review by the Carbon Trust.

In a new report comparing I’m green™ with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has endorsed the methodology used by Braskem to support claims that for every tonne of I’m green™ produced, the equivalent of around 3 tonnes of CO2 are locked away by the sugarcane, which provides the main raw material for its manufacture. This means Braskem’s bio-based plastic is effectively carbon-negative.

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A Milestone Summer for RESYNTEX and its Communications

RESYNTEX Exploitation WorkshopAlong with our partners, the Sustainability Consult Team has been hard at work over the summer months promoting the milestones and developments of the RESYNTEX project. Richard, our Senior Project Manager, facilitated a workshop for the project’s General Assembly in Thessaloniki, Greece. The workshop helped partners strengthen their communication and exploitation strategies around sustainable textile recycling. As the communications lead for the project, Sustainability Consult is responsible for disseminating findings and engaging key stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue on the circular economy and waste.

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