Renewing Ingeo: End-of-Life Options

We at NatureWorks have carefully developed a vision for the disposal & recycling of products made with Ingeo.  Yet when thinking about environmental impact, it's important to recognize that true evironmental advantage starts at the beginning.  By design, using Ingeo results in 75% less greenhouse gases than the oil-based PET plastic it replaces, even if both end up in a landfill.

That said...Ingeo has more end-of-life options than any other plastics material.

COMPOSTING
FEEDSTOCK RECYCLING
RECYCLING
(recovery & sortation)
     
INCINERATION
(with energy recovery)
LANDFILL

Greenwashing

New fact sheet from EU Bioplastics explaining the differences between a test method and a specification.
 
This is an important distinction as materials can not conform to a test method, something many new materials try to claim to appear "greener".
EU Bioplastics Fact Sheet Oxo-biodegradation