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The Essentials of Sourcing Fiber

Developed by The Sustainable Packaging Coalition®

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The Essentials of Sourcing Fiber dives into the diverse family of bio-based and biodegradable plastics. This course covers both sourcing and end-of-life considerations for bio-based and biodegradable plastics. With both recyclable and compostable bioplastics on the market, the Essentials of Bioplastics explores best-in-class strategies for communicating this complexity to consumers.

In addition, streamlined life cycle assessments are examined to better understand “rules of thumb” in trade-offs between fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas generation with water consumption and aquatic toxicity. To put it all in context, the Essentials of Bioplastics also considers how and why companies have set corporate goals around bioplastics and integrated bioplastics into packaging and product portfolios.

Course curriculum: 

  • A family of different materials
  • Bioplastics myth busting
  • Sourcing and recovery considerations
  • Compare and contrast bio-based recyclable resins with compostable resins

The Essentials of Sourcing Fiber is included in the online subscription to The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging.

Courses in The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging:

Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Core Content
Project 1 of 5

Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Core Content

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Essentials of Bioplastics
Project 2 of 5

Essentials of Bioplastics

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Essentials of Compostable Packaging
Project 3 of 5

Essentials of Compostable Packaging

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Essentials of Ocean Plastic Pollution
Project 4 of 5

Essentials of Ocean Plastic Pollution

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Essentials of Material Health
Project 5 of 5

Essentials of Material Health

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