In Finland, Pöyry produced a database, called ‘Pöyry Plastics Substitution Book,’ a methodology and knowledge base of petroleum-based plastics, bio-based plastics, recycled plastics and fibre-based solutions, to facilitate a switch from plastics used across all industry sectors. The database makes it possible to map the best candidates to replace fossil-based plastics.
This database will allow all companies across all sectors – industry, manufacturing, consumer goods, agriculture – to deep dive into their plastic use, and advise how they can become more sustainable. Pöyry are already working with some Fortune 500 companies advising them on substituting petroleum-based plastic with bio-based, bio-degradable solutions.
Project leader Petri Vasara, Pöyry’s VP and head of new concepts and bioproducts, told Packaging Today, “As companies come under increasing pressure to play their part in ending the ‘plastic ocean”, Pöyry has launched a service that gives companies and authorities information they need to switch from petroleum-based plastics to more sustainable products.