Nature Works in Cancun at COP 16

Nature Works in Cancun at COP 16
During December’s UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP16) in Cancun, Mexico, NatureWorks LLC and Climate Action presented how leading international brands are using Ingeo to cut their carbon footprint.

Ingeo is the market-leading material among a new generation of fibers and plastics, made from plants, not oil.

For its second year, NatureWorks has been partner with Climate Action at COP16 to develop a series of activities under the theme of "Innovative, Sustainable Product Development for Everyday Use." Their goal is to share how NatureWorks’ Ingeo partners are contributing to COP16’s and Climate Action’s goals by demonstrating how every single individual and company can do something tangible for the environment. An innovation gallery of commercially available, low carbon footprint, Ingeo products produced by key international consumer brands were presented on display at the Climate Action.


"NatureWorks and Climate Action’s shared goal is to inform and educate on real innovation and responsible, low climate impact products and market choices," said Marc Verbruggen, president and chief executive officer, NatureWorks. "The display of everyday products that can make a real difference at the personal and business level will be a great opportunity to drive awareness of how companies and individuals can make better choices."

Ingeo fibers and plastics have been featured through the sustainable consumer product alternatives developed by partner companies. This project is unique within COP16 as NatureWorks and its brand partners are the only ones approaching the environmental solution from a consumer perspective.

"Our mission is to inform, educate and find solutions for sustainable development and carbon neutrality," said David MacConnell, CEO of Climate Action. "Ingeo plastics and fibers and the products derived from them give the markets an additional tool to reduce CO2, something which we support."

NatureWorks LLC is a company dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. NatureWorks LLC is the first company to offer a family of commercially available, low-carbon footprint Ingeo biopolymers derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources with performance and economics that compete with oil-based plastics and fibers.

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