NatureWorks to certify bioplastics and chemicals with ISCC PLUS

February 18, 2019 |

In Minnesota, a new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that by 2020 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ biopolymers and Vercet™ performance chemicals will be certified by ISCC to the ISCC PLUS standard of best practices in agricultural production.

The ISCC PLUS certified crops are grown within 50 miles of the NatureWorks’ Blair, Nebraska, production facility, which has an annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tons of Ingeo biopolymer. Every farm entering the program receives training in adhering to the ISCC PLUS certification’s principles, which are the following:

  • Protect highly biodiverse and high carbon stock areas.
  • Implement best agricultural practices for the use of fertilizers and pesticides, irrigation, tillage, soil management, and the protection of the surrounding environment.
  • Promote safe working conditions.
  • Comply with human, labor, and land rights.
  • Comply with laws and international treaties.
  • Implement good management practices and continuous improvement.

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