Representing CJ Biomaterials, Lauren Scott Advocates for Eco-Friendly Ordinances in Irvine City Council Meeting
Representing CJ Biomaterials, Lauren Scott Advocates for Eco-Friendly Ordinances in Irvine Public Meeting
Lauren Scott, representing CJ Biomaterials and three other organizations (Danimer Scientific, Ingevity , and the Biodegradable Products Institute), spoke at Irvine City Council meeting. CJ Biomaterials, part of the South Korean CJ Group, is expanding its U.S. presence in various sectors, including biotechnology. She emphasized their commitment to developing innovative materials as alternatives to traditional plastics for single-use applications. She acknowledged the city staff’s efforts in drafting an ordinance but suggested revising its language. The current draft prohibits all bio-based products, but she addresses it should specifically target non-compostable bio-based products, aligning with the city’s intent to exclude only non-compostable items.
About CJ BIOMATERIALS Headquartered in Woburn, MA, USA, CJ Biomaterials develops meaningful solutions that positively affect our planet, human health and well-being by addressing the challenges posed by plastic waste. The company invents and manufactures biopolymers and bio-based chemicals as part of a long-term vision to create a more sustainable future, by enabling true circular solutions that replace many non-recyclable, non-reusable and fossil fuel-based plastics and chemicals. CJ Biomaterials is a global leader in the manufacture of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)–both polymers and associated basic chemicals. CJ Biomaterials, a business unit of CJ BIO, is part of CJ CheilJedang, a global lifestyle company with a vision to inspire a new life filled with health, happiness, and convenience.