Circular Economy

We have carefully developed a vision for the disposal & recycling of products made with Ingeo. Yet when thinking about environmental impact and end-of-life options, it's important to embrace the complexity of product lifecycles and variability by both product and region. We work with NGO's, governments, and partners on frameworks like the Circular Economy and Sustainable Materials Management to ensure responsible material choices are understood while enabling the right end-of-life scenarios.

ORNL and UMaine Collaboration
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Maine have launched the first large-scale biobased additive manufacturing program in the US. They have collaborated to 3D print a large-scale mold from bioderived materials. The mold is being used to fabricate the top of a yacht and was made from wood flour, cellulose nanofibrils, and Ingeo. Read the story here.

Partnership For New Plastics Economy Initiative

NatureWorks recently finalized a three-year partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation in support of their New Plastics Economy Initiative – a comprehensive strategy for creating a global plastics system based on circular economy principles.
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