Many believe that biomass, bio-based materials, waste, and residues are converting a fundamental part of the circular economy, and new circular innovations motivate the way to a future beyond fossils. It creates value from sustainable bio innovations.
Bio-Based or Alternative of Conventional Plastic
Wood is a precious, resourceful, and renewable raw material – and the basis for all businesses. In a circular economy, production and consumption produce as little waste as possible, and less can be used for more. Our goal is to use every single fiber as efficiently and innovatively as possible, in a responsible manner.
Wood is a valuable, versatile, and renewable raw material – and the basis for all businesses. In a circular economy, production and consumption create as little waste as possible, and less can be used for more. The purpose is to use every single fiber as efficiently and creatively as possible, in a reliable manner.
Many companies creating a 100% wood-based package is an excellent example of collaboration over the value chain to find a new sustainable model.
Dow is the first transformed UPM BioVerno naphtha into renewable resins to create bioplastics, namely bioplastic polyethylene(PE).
Sustainable bio innovations
Elopak, in turn, covered their wood-based beverage carton with the wood-based bioplastics. Every tonne of wood-based naphtha that Dow transforms into bioplastics reduces one tonne of fossil raw materials used. And the sustainability of the entire value chain is verified. This spring Elopak, a Norway-based company supplying 15 billion cartons around the world each year, joined forces with UPM Biofuels and Dow to offer 100% renewable cartons that are both recyclable and responsibly sourced.