Plant-based paper glues and packaging consumer Posted 20 January 2017 Adhesives for Sustainable Development Paper glues based on natural ingredients and packed in mainly plant-based packaging help to reduce CO2 emissions and save fossil resources Saving fossil resources and reducing GHG emissions are main drivers of sustainable development. Today, more than 90% of plastics produced are still based on crude oil, at an annual volume of 250 million tons worldwide. Plant-based plastics however are partially or fully based on renewable resources. Paper gluing is one of the most important consumer applications for adhesives. The container and bottle of these paper glues are made from 58% and 88% renewable resources respectively. In addition, the glues themselves are mainly based on natural ingredients (98% for the stick and 70% for the liquid). Both these developments reduce CO² emissions and save fossil resources compared to a conventional product. For more details about this Good Practice, see the company's Related Document 'For a more sustainable world' Legend GHG: Green House Gas Related documents PDF Download Preview For a more sustainable world Uploaded 20 January 2017 The accompanying Staff Working Document provides an analysis of the legal and technical challenges to be discussed, along with some possible options.