Ensuring sustainability of biobased chemicals and polymers

Published: 18/04/2013

The Dutch Government, the Dutch rubber and polymer organisation (NRK), Plastics Europe and the company SABIC have signed a ‘Green Deal’ with the aim to develop a green certification system for biobased chemicals and polymers. Ecofys supported  the first step in the implementation of the ‘Green Deal’ by investigating the applicability of existing sustainability frameworks and certification systems. A practical approach for the sustainability certification of new biobased value-chains has been tested on two pilot projects. The research also provided insights into the possibilities to extend this approach to other value chains.

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