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What Makes a Sustainable Biomaterial?

| Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Feb 3, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Presented at the Bioplastics: Reshaping an Industry Conference
Las Vegas
February 3, 2011

Biobased content is a single attribute and by itself does not indicate sustainability.  This presentation defines sustainable biomaterials from field and forest, through production, to end of life and discusses specific market-based tools to spur demand for environmentally preferable biobased products.