Ingeo News: August 2023

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In today’s Ingeo News:

    • Zero waste at the PGA's 3M Open
    • Talking Good Garbage with Steve Davies
    • Growing compost infrastructure in the US
    • Demands for compostable packaging over recycled packaging increase
    • Wind turbine 3D printed from biopolymers

Sustainability at the 3M Open

NatureWorks was a proud sustainability sponsor for the 2023 3M Open, a premier golf tournament that attracts top players from around the world. As a company committed to producing sustainable biomaterials, we were thrilled to support an event that continues to value environmental responsibility. Through our sponsorship, we showcased certified compostable cups and food serviceware made with Ingeo and helped educate attendees on the importance of food waste going to compost. We believe that every company has a responsibility to prioritize sustainability, and we’re proud to continue advocating for a greener future. Watch Leah Ford and Scott Jenkins talk about zero waste efforts on the ground at the 3M Open.

A Big Idea

What IS good garbage?

Ved Krishna, host of The Good Garbage Podcast, talks with Steve Davies about visiting the landfill as a child, his journey to NatureWorks 20 years ago, and current accomplishments with PLA. Listen to the podcast.

Click of the Month

Compost Infrastructure in the USA

BioCycle, in collaboration with the Composting Consortium, completed a survey to quantify and analyze facilities in the U.S. that compost food waste along with other source separated organics. Six months of gathering and analyzing data about full-scale food waste composting infrastructure in the U.S. has led to a variety of insights about this sector of the organics recycling industry. Read about the findings int he BioCycle US Nationwide Survey Results.

Quick Hits

Consumer Demands for Sustainable Packaging

TIPA survey finds sustainably-minded Americans prefer compostable packaging to recycled packaging. The survey polled 1,500 Americans in New York, California, and Washington.

Plant-Based Plastics Gain Favor

Bioplastic production is growing amid strong demand from industries like fashion and food packaging companies. The Wall Street Journal reports bioplastics are expanding faster than recycled plastic in some cases.

What We're Reading

Recent Events

SIMB Annual Meeting

July 30 - August 2 | Minneapolis, MN

NatureWorks Interim CEO, Jill Zullo, was the keynote speaker for the 2023 Society for Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting. She shared some of her experience in the biotechnology industry, including successes along the way.

International Fresh Produce Association Town Hall

August 23 | Virtual

NatureWorks’ Celmira Susana Sousa joined the IFPA Town Hall to discuss benefits of technologically advanced materials for packaging performance.

Upcoming Events

NASDA 2023 Annual Meeting | September 10 - 14 | Cheyenne, WY Leah Ford, NatureWorks Global Marketing & Communications Director, will be a speaker at this event.

TCT Asia | September 12 - 24 | Shanghai NatureWorks will exhibit at Booth E58 and will feature the recently launched Jabil PLA 3110P SLS powder, a PLA-based formulation.

BPI Summit | September 13 - 14 | Minneapolis, MN NatureWorks' Kris Coperine will moderate the panel, "Case Study: Minneapolis Food Scraps Program".

Stay up-to-date with where NatureWorks will be on our News & Events page.