The transition to a sustainable bio-based future

Aderco's products are 100% vegetal-organic, ashless and metal-free.  Given that we produce what the European Union call bio-based products, not only do we keep abreast with the latest laws and regulations that we must always comply with, but also with the most recent strategies and studies which emanate from the European Commission. Today, we provide you with a chronological tour of three of the key documents that have defined the route for the promotion of bio-based products in Europe: 

Taking bio-based from promise to market (2009): 

"Bio-based products are of high societal and economic interest due to several positive factors: Use of renewable and expandable resources; Less dependency on limited and increasingly expensive fossil resources; The potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; The potential for sustainable industrial production; Potentially better recovery and recycling options; Often low toxicity; Often high bio-degradability or compostability; Less resource-intensive production (water, energy, waste); Potentially improved population health; Support to rural development; and Increased industrial competitiveness through innovative eco-efficient bio-based products."

General Document on Awareness Raising on Bio-based Products (2016)

"Growing markets are the key element for the development of bio-based products and, as such, down-stream users remain a key communication target. Compared to fossil carbon-based products, innovative bio-based products still remain a ‘niche’ sector, making up a relatively small share of the market: they need to be given greater visibility, their potential benefits explained, their characteristics presented and relevant regulations illustrated (e.g. labelling, certifications, standards). Brand owners should be stimulated to develop markets (e.g. for bio-based plastics and packaging, but also for other perhaps more difficult/complex products)."

A sustainable bioeconomy for Europe: strengthening the connection between #economy, #society and the #environment (Updated bioeconomy strategy, 2018) 

"With a turnover value of €2.3 trillion and accounting for 8.2% of the EU's workforce, the bioeconomy is a central element to the functioning and success of the EU economy. The deployment of a sustainable European bioeconomy would lead to the creation of jobs, particularly in coastal and rural areas through the growing participation of primary producers in their local bioeconomies."