Sustainability, recyclability, and regulatory acceptance

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Complex international rules and regulations govern commercial deployment of bio-sourced products
Methods for quantification of key sustainability drivers (carbon sequestration, recyclability, and biodegradability) are not universally adopted
Impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction of sequestering carbon in bio-sourced products is not recognized by existing regulatory frameworks
Lack of standard methods to monitor attributes of novel bio-sourced products

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Develop regulatory roadmaps for key jurisdictions and markets
Build market-focused toolkits to support the industry’s adoption of bio-sourced products
Guide development of national and ISO standards to ensure they are favourable to the trade of bio-sourced materials and chemicals

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Realize widespread use of cellulose nanomaterials and other bio-sourced products from forests in consumer markets
Build an effective data-driven story for the sustainability and sequestration of carbon in commercial bio-sourced products
Create or update national and ISO standards for material characterization to support global trade
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