Ingeo News: September 2023

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In today’s Ingeo News:
    • Sustainability strides made at a PGA TOUR tournament
    • Ingeo-based floral foam takes home a sustainability award at Interflora

    • Households with access to food waste collection for composting grew by 47%
    • Summer shows: TCT Asia and the first-ever BPI Summit
    • PGA TOUR has outlined new sustainability direction

Sustainability Strides at the 3M Open

Industry experts from NatureWorks, the Green Sports Alliance, PGA TOUR, and Eco-Products share insights on the 2023 3M Open's sustainability initiatives. We eagerly anticipate the tournament's ongoing commitment to achieving zero waste, expanding composting options throughout the event, and how Ingeo can continue to help reach these event goals.

“The ability to amplify what we’re trying to do with diversion, recycling, and composting and the educational piece happens at a much greater scale right here.”

Wayne Koeckeritz, Eco-Products

A Big Idea

Ingeo-based floral foam wins Sustainability Award at Interflora

Phoam Labs, a manufacturer of compostable floral foam, has won the 2023 Interflora World Cup’s Buds of Change “Most Sustainable Floristry Innovation Award.”

Phoam Labs' compostable floral foam is made from plant-based materials and the company is currently pursuing compostability certifications from major certifying groups. Phoam Labs expects products to be available for purchase in early 2024 on its website and through a network of wholesalers in Europe and the United States.

Click of the Month

Households in the US with access to food waste collection for composting grew by 49%

The recently published 2023 BioCycle Residential Food Waste Collection Access Study reports that households in the US with access to food waste collection supported by their local government via curbside collection and/or drop-off has grown by 47% since 2021. The change was from 10M households to 14.9M households.

Quick Hits

PGA TOUR's Sustainability Direction

The PGA TOUR has outlined a new sustainability direction, which includes a climate action pillar to drive circularity, reduce landfill waste, and build pathways to zero waste operations.

Large Format 3D Printing with Ingeo

Crystal Court River Rock Seating showcases Ingeo™ PLA’s performance in large format 3D printing. 3D-printed furniture offers precision, affordability, and sustainability to the IDS Center’s Crystal Court in downtown Minneapolis. Read more.

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Recent Events

TCT Asia 2023

September 12 - 14 | NECC Shanghai

NatureWorks teamed up with Jabil at our booth to demonstrate our collaboration and the first ever Ingeo PLA SLS powder, PLA 3110P. We also talked about using Ingeo in 3D printing applications like medical prototypes and large format prints.

BPI Summit

September 13 - 14 | Minneapolis

The inaugural Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Summit kicked off in Minneapolis and it was a great collective of industry experts, manufacturers, composters, and media. Kris Coperine, NatureWorks’ Circular Economy Specialist, moderated a panel on the very successful Minneapolis Food Scraps Program.

Upcoming Events

FiltXPO | October 10 - 14 | Chicago, IL NatureWorks' Koen Bastiaens will present "Optimizing Ingeo Biopolymers to Improve Filter Performance - A Spectrum of Approaches and Opportunities" at this event.

Extrusion 2023 | October 10 - 12 | Indianapolis, IN NatureWorks' Andrea Auchter will present, "Developments in thermoforming of Ingeo PLA" at this event.

Greener Manufacturing Show | October 11 - 12 | Atlanta, GA NatureWorks' Robert Green with moderate the "Transforming Plastics" session and lead the panel discussion, "Driving Change in the North American Plastics Sector."

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