Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill, Tate & Lyle and Ingredion are among the founding members of the Plant Based Products Council, which will seek more sustainable consumer products and packaging through greater use of plant-based materials. The council was launched at the California Bioresources Economy Summit in Berkeley.
Recognizing that the ever-growing global demand for consumer goods and convenient packaging poses a serious threat to our environment, the Plant Based Products Council promotes the adoption and use of products derived from renewable biomass. The group will advocate for private sector programs and government policies to encourage use of renewable materials and feedstocks, including policies to reduce carbon emissions, improve water quality and soil health, and curtail solid waste destined for landfills by purposeful closed loop end-of-life strategies through recycling and composting.
PBPC’s membership includes businesses large and small, from across the United States, that produce, distribute, or sell products/packaging from renewable biomass inputs, as well as those organizations that have made related public commitments to build a more sustainable future. In addition to its membership, the PBPC features an Advisory Board consisting of leading environmental organizations and NGOs.