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SPI launches new bioplastics council

The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) is launching a special interest group to promote the development o...

September 22, 2008   Canadian Plastics

The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) is launching a special interest group to promote the development of bioplastics in the plastics industry.

Called the Bioplastics Council, the group consists of six founding members: Arkema, BASF Corporation, Cereplast Inc., DuPont, NatureWorks LLC and Telles (a Metabolix/ADM Joint Venture). New 2009 membership applications will be accepted beginning on October 1, 2008. Interested companies do not have to be an SPI member to join the Bioplastics Council.

“Bioplastics have been developed for a range of commercial applications and the market for products made from these materials continues to expand as retailer and consumer demand for them increases,” said SPI President Bill Carteaux. “SPI has always represented the full spectrum of the plastics industry, and the Bioplastics Council serves the need for a place where interested stakeholders can collaborate on a variety of bioplastics initiatives.”

According to SPI, the primary mission of the Bioplastics Council is to educate the plastics industry, government and value chain; to articulate clear, consistent descriptions of the different bioplastics options; and to provide strategic advice to the plastics industry, government and the value chain and promote harmonization of environmental policies.

For more information about the group, visit this link.

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