Sustainable Biomaterials 2012 Public Seminar "Sustainable Biomaterials: Criteria, Benefits, Challenges & Market-Based Tools"
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Rm1714
University of Guelph
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Rm1714 University of Guelph
- Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) University of Guelph Guelph Campus 50 Stone Rd. E. Guelph, ON, Canada N1E 2W1
- +1 519.824.4120 Ext. 56664
The development of bioplastics and other biobased materials holds great promise to mitigate many of the problems associated with plastic derived from nonrenewable sources. However, they are not an automatic panacea. As the interest in biomaterials grows, so follows concern regarding sourcing and end-of-life issues surrounding these materials such as food competition and GMOs and compostability vs recyclability. We will hear from the Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative, and its efforts to promote innovative programs that allows buyers of biobased products to support sustainable agricultural practices.