Eco-Profile & Life Cycle Analyses

If you replace one average PET baby wipe with one made from Ingeo, that saves non-renewable energy equal to running a lightbulb for 10 minutes.1

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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1. Replacing PET with an equal weight of Ingeo. Assumes an 8 watt LED lightbulb.

2. Comparison between the eco-profile data for Ingeo (2014) and an average of PET & PS data from US Producers (American Chemistry Council, 2011).