Thus, blending NuPlastiQ BioPolymer with legacy plastics will dramatically reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions:
According to industry Life Cycle Analyses (LCAs), 1.9 kilograms (kg) of CO2 equivalents are emitted for everykg of polyethylene produced. (Source: Plastics Europe)
For every kilogram of NuPlastiQ BioPolymer resin produced, approximately 0.2 kg of CO2 equivalents are removed from the atmosphere..
Thus, there is an approximate 2 kg reduction in CO2 equivalents for every kg of polyethylene that is replaced with NuPlastiQ BioPolymer. (Source: U.S. EPA, Starch Europe, BioLogiQ in-house LCA data)
It gets even better: In addition to the direct replacement of polyethylene, adding NuPlastiQ BioPolymer provides increased strength to the film. This means that the thickness of even thin films can often be reduced by 25%.
Replacing 25% of the 56 million metric tons of polyethylene* used annually in plastic films would result in a reduction of 28 Million Metric Tons of CO2 equivalents, or approximately 40-50%.**
This is the same effect as taking over 5 million cars off the road!
Replacing other plastics with NuPlastiQ BioPolymer
can significantly reduce greenhouse gas generation,
a leading cause of global climate change.
It takes 5 times less energy to produce NuPlastiQ BioPolymer than it does
to produce traditional polyethylene plastics made from fossil fuels.
** Calculated using the EPA’s “Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator”