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Carbon Neutral | Choose bio-based products and choose a more environmentally friendly lifestyle!

According to the 2019 Statement on the State of the Global Climate released by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2019 was the second warmest year on record, and the past 10 years have been the warmest on record.

The Australian fires in 2019 and the epidemic in 2020 have woken up human beings, and let us start to reflect.

We are beginning to notice the chain reaction brought about by global warming, melting glaciers, droughts and floods, threats to animal survival, and human health impacts…

Therefore, more and more consumers are beginning to explore a more low-carbon and environmentally friendly way of life in order to slow down the pace of global warming! That is more use of bio-based products!

1. Reduce carbon dioxide emissions and alleviate the greenhouse effect

Replacing traditional petrochemicals with bio-based products can reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The production of bio-based products emits less carbon dioxide than petroleum-based products. “Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Bio-based Products Industry (2019)” has pointed out that, according to the EIO-LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) model, in 2017, the United States in 2017 due to the production and use of bio-based products to replace petroleum-based products, fossil fuels Use has been reduced by 60%, or as much as 12.7 million tons of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions.

Subsequent disposal methods after the end of a product’s useful life often also result in carbon dioxide emissions, especially the remaining plastic packaging.

When plastics burn and break down, carbon dioxide is released. The carbon dioxide released by the combustion or decomposition of bio-based plastics is carbon neutral and will not increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; the combustion or decomposition of petroleum-based products will release carbon dioxide, which is a positive emission and will increase the total amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

So by using bio-based products instead of petroleum-based products, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reduced.

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2. Use renewable resources and reduce dependence on oil

The bio-based industry mainly uses renewable materials (eg plants, organic waste) to produce and replace traditional products using petrochemical extracts. Compared to petroleum-based products, its raw materials are more environmentally friendly.

According to the Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Bio-Based Products Industry (2019) report, the United States saved 9.4 million barrels of oil through the production of bio-based products. Among them, the use of bio-based plastics and bio and packaging decreased by about 85,000-113,000 barrels of oil.

China has a vast territory and is rich in plant resources. The development potential of the bio-based industry is huge, while my country’s oil resources are relatively short.

In 2017, the total amount of oil identified in my country was only 3.54 billion tons, while my country’s crude oil consumption in 2017 was 590 million tons.

Promoting the production and use of bio-based products will greatly reduce the dependence on oil and reduce the high-intensity pollution emissions caused by the use of fossil energy.

The rise of the bio-based industry can just meet the needs of today’s development of a green, environmentally friendly and sustainable economy.

3. Bio-based products, favored by environmentalists

More and more people are pursuing a low-carbon and environmentally friendly life, and bio-based products using renewable materials are becoming more and more popular among consumers.

* A 2017 Unilever survey study showed that 33% of consumers would choose goods that are socially or environmentally beneficial. The study asked 2,000 adults from five countries, and more than one-fifth (21%) of respondents said that if a product’s packaging and marketing clearly displayed its sustainability certificate, such as the USDA label, will actively choose such products.

*Accenture surveyed 6,000 consumers in North America, Europe and Asia in April 2019 to understand their purchasing and consumption habits of products packaged in different materials. The results showed that 72% of respondents said they were actively buying more environmentally friendly products than they were five years ago, and 81% said they expected to buy more of these products in the next five years. such as we have biobased leather, 10%-80%, UP TO YOU.

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4. Bio-based content certification

The global bio-based industry has developed for more than 100 years. In order to promote the normative development of the bio-based industry, ASTM D6866, ISO 16620, EN 16640 and other test standards have been launched internationally, which are specially used for the detection of bio-based content in bio-based products.

In order to help consumers find real and high-quality bio-based products, based on the above three internationally accepted testing standards, USDA bio-based priority labels, OK Biobased, DIN CERTCO, I’m green and UL bio-based content certification labels have been launched one after another. 

To future

In the context of the increasing scarcity of global oil resources and the intensification of global warming. Bio-based products are based on the development and utilization of renewable resources, develop a sustainable and environmentally friendly “green economy”, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, alleviate the greenhouse effect, and replace petrochemical resources, step by step into your daily life.

Imagine the future, the sky is still blue, the temperature is no longer soaring, the flood is no longer flooding, all this starts with the use of bio-based products!

Post time: Feb-19-2022