Why it Matters
How do we know this? Data...and lots of it. We have developed and published peer-reviewed eco-profiles and life cycle analysis (LCA) to help us quantify the environmental impact of Ingeo & products made with our polymer. Developing an all new material like Ingeo is a journey. We continually invest in fundamental R&D to improve how we make Ingeo and its eco-profile.
Manufacturing Ingeo produces approximately 80% less greenhouse gases and uses approximately 52% less non-renewable energy (NREU) than traditional polymers like polystyrene.2 Read our peer reviewed and published eco-profile for the complete data set.
LCA: Comparing PP, PET, and Ingeo Cups
A life cycle analysis completed by PE Americas, a leading environmental consultancy, found that cold drink cups made with Ingeo bioplastic have a smaller environmental footprint than similar cups made from PP or PET.
LCA: Comparing Ingeo and rPET Containers
This life cycle study completed by IFEU found that manufacturing clamshell packaging made from Ingeo emits fewer greenhouse gases and uses less non-renewable energy when compared to clamshells manufactured with rPET (recycled PET).
LCA: 4 Types of Drinking Cups - PC, PP, PE-Coated, Ingeo
This study completed by OVAM compared the lifecycle impact of cups made from PP, PC (reusable), PE-Coated Paper, and Ingeo at both large and small events.