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Factsheet: Putting a focus on the sustainability of bio-based products.


in order to be sustainable, a non-fossil feedstock base is not enough. Other aspects, such as agricultural practices for the cultivation of the biomass, energy used in the production process, process agents such as chemicals, solvents, etc. have to be considered to ensure that a product is sustainable across its life cycle

The InnProBio team has issued its second factsheet, entitledSustainability of bio-based products and we are offering Bio-Based World News reader an opportunity to be amongst the first to read it.

This publication explains what the basis for sustainable bio-based products is, as a non-fossil feedstock is not enough, and considerations such as the agricultural practices for the cultivation of the biomass, the energy used in the production process, or the process agents chemicals, solvents, etc. need to be taken into account.

InnProBio, the Forum for Bio-Based Innovation in Public Procurement, aims to build a community of public procurement practitioners interested in Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) of Bio-Based Products and Services (BBPS). This second factsheet from them contains detailed information about feedstock, the end-of-life of bio-based products, how to measure environmental impacts using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Product Carbon Footprint (PCF), as well as a section on certifications and labels that can help public procurers to define their requirements regarding bio-based products in their public tenders.

We published the factsheet #1: What are bio-based products? in February and it proved very popular. Bio-based products can offer improved functionalities compared to traditional fossil-fuel products, and the different aspects covered in this factsheet are to be considered in order to make the bio-based products sustainable across their life cycles.

So click here to read:Factsheet #2:Sustainability of bio-based products

Factsheet #3, which will be issued in the coming days, will address different myths and facts about biodegradability.

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