Bio-based plastics are made from biological resources like sugarcane, corn, sugar beet and cassava rather than fossil fuels, and are being used instead of single-use plastics in a range of applications, including water bottles.
Single-use plastics are estimated to make up 70% of all marine litter, negatively affecting marine life and biodiversity.
Paperboard alternatives are composed of renewable and recyclable resources. It is estimated 17% of all plastic packaging could be eliminated by a shift to paper, coated paper or compostables.
The WWF estimates that plastic rings commonly used for six-pack beverages take around 400 years to break down and can be extremely harmful to marine wildlife.
A layer of edible, plant-based coating can mimic and enhance the natural defences of fruit and vegetables, slowing down water loss and oxidation, without using single-use plastics.
Approximately 40% of all food produced globally goes to waste. Food waste is responsible for 8-10% of global emissions.