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InnProBio factsheet explores sustainability of bio-based products

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The InnProBio project has just released its second factsheet on the sustainability of bio-based products. The factsheet includes information on feedstock, end-of-of life bio-based products and Life Cycle Assesment (LCA), a useful methodology for public procurement process to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of purchasing particular products throughout its life cycle.

The factsheet also includes a section to help procurers define requirements regarding certification and labels, offering a comprehensive list of different labels, certification schemes and standards that may be considered when purchasing bio-based products or services.

Part of a series designed to make biobased products more accessible, this factsheet stresses the importance of considering the environmental impacts related to agriculture practices for cultivation, the energy used in the production process and process agents such as chemicals and solvents. A third factsheet, exploring fact and fiction on biodegradability, will be available soon.

For more information, visit the InnProBio website.