In an article published on February 4, 2019 by news provider Food Dive, reporter Jessi Devenyns discusses the launch of an industry group called the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC), whose members “are committed to advancing programs and policies to encourage adoption of renewable biomass products to reduce carbon emissions and municipal waste.” Membership within the PBPC is open (but not limited) to companies in the restaurant, food service, plastic conversion, and waste management sectors.
Devenyns reports that the PBPC “was founded on the observation that more and more consumers place greater emphasis on the sustainability of products they purchase” and that it “marks yet another concerted effort to phase out traditional packaging in favor of a sustainable alternative.” The PBPC website also hosts a searchable products database containing plant-based products, many of which are food packaging items made of paper or bioplastics.
Jessi Devenyns (February 4, 2019). “New plant-based products group pushes sustainable food packaging.” Food Dive
Jeff Gelski (January 30, 2019). “Plant-based group forms to promote sustainable products and packaging.” Food Business News
PBPC (February 2019). “The Plant Based Products Council.”