PLASTICS’ Bioplastics Division will host the eighth-annual Bioplastics Week from October 2- 6, 2023. Bioplastics Week is a social media campaign created to increase visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations via social media posts that feature materials such as infographics, reports, blog posts, and videos. Using the uniting hashtag, #BioplasticsWeek, presents an opportunity for consumers, brands, government officials, as well as the broader plastics industry to learn about bioplastics on a much larger scale than would be possible through individual posts.
Last year, our messaging and that of our participating partners reached over 2 million viewers! We encourage all that are within or impacted by the bioplastics industry to participate this year to grow our reach even more.
Post on your social media platforms using the hashtag #BioplasticsWeek and tag PLASTICS if relevant!
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Each year, the Bioplastics Division identifies 5 major themes to focus on throughout Bioplastics Week. This year, we’ll be talking about…
Monday, October 2 – Beginning of Life Feedstocks for Bioplastics
Bioplastic sources are categorized as first, second, and third generation feedstocks. First generation are currently the most commonly used, however innovations in second and third generation are occurring rapidly. To kick off Bioplastics Week 2023, we’ll focus on the environmental attributes of feedstock options, including corn, trees, algae, and fossil fuels.
Tuesday, October 3 – Positive Policy (US and Global)
How can policy support the bioplastics industry? Opportunity to share information about the policies we support and why.
Wednesday, October 4 – Innovations in Bioplastics
From new feedstock markets to new polymers to new applications for bioplastics, we’d like to highlight what you are working on. We’ll also announce our 2023 Innovation in Bioplastics Award winner!
Thursday, October 5 – End of Life Options for Bioplastics
A great way to engage with composters and speak to the process of composting bioplastics as well as the current capacity for this in the U.S. Similarly, to engage with MRFs and recyclers to share about recycling recyclable bioplastics.
Friday, October 6 – Be an Advocate for Bioplastics
A day dedicated to sharing guidance/ resources for talking to different audiences about bioplastics (e.g., legislators, consumers, brands, etc.).
Along with our membership, we like to engage with external organizations to help amplify the messaging of Bioplastics Week. These Partners are companies and organizations that collaborate with the Bioplastics Division on educational content creation and develop content of their own to share throughout the week. They commit to participating by posting on their own platforms using the hashtag as well as encouraging their peers to participate. If your organization is interested in becoming a 2023 Bioplastics Week Partner, reach out to, Heather Nortz.