Biobased products are becoming preferred as the world turns away from all things petroleum-based. As consumers and businesses look for more sustainable alternatives to items usually made from plastic, USDA-identified biobased products exist in 139 categories of goods—except for food, fuel, and feed.
Per- and polyfluorinated substances, also known as PFAS, are found in many everyday household products, including furniture, clothing, non-stick cooking utensils and pans, food packaging, adhesives, electrical wire insulation, and more.
Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. These days, it’s top of mind for investors and consumers alike. People today will go out of their way to identify sustainable companies, and most are willing to pay more for their products.
Historic legislation passed last year in California banning all single-use and non-sustainable packaging. The law is designed to cut plastic use, improve California’s recycling system, and shift the waste burden back onto the packaging industry.
Single-use disposables can also be made from compostable materials, such as paper, organic fibers like agave, soy protein, tapioca starch, cellulose, sugar cane, corn, potato, lactic acid, PHA (a material made from Canola oil), or bioplastic. Most products listed here can be composted at home or in the organic curbside bin, except for bioplastics.