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World Wildlife Fund Launches Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance

February 7, 2014

Eight leading consumer brand companies—The Coca-Cola Company, Danone, Ford, H.J. Heinz Company, Nestle, Nike, Inc., Procter & Gamble and Unilever—teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund to launch the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA). According to the organization, its goal is to support the responsible development of plastics made from plant material, helping build a more sustainable future for the bioplastics industry. The primary focus of BFA will be on guiding the responsible selection and harvesting of feedstocks such as sugar cane, corn, bulrush and switchgrass used to make plastics from agricultural materials.       
“This alliance will go a long way in ensuring the responsible management of natural resources  used to meet the growing demand for bioplastics,” said Erin Simon, manager, packaging and material science, World Wildlife Fund.  “Ensuring that our crops are used responsibly to create bioplastics is a critical conservation goal, especially as the global population is expected to grow rapidly through 2050.”

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