NatureWorks is a global biotechnology company using plants to turn greenhouse gases like CO2 into a portfolio of biomaterials we call Ingeo. We partner with companies around the world to transform Ingeo into a wide range of naturally advanced products like compostable coffee capsules, tea bags, and food serviceware as well as diapers, hygiene masks, appliances, and filament for 3D printing. Because Ingeo biomaterial is made from plants, it enables the decoupling of materials from non-renewable resources, and its carbon footprint is 70% smaller than petrochemical-based plastics.
NatureWorks is headquartered in Plymouth, MN and is a proud partner of the 3M Open event, supporting the economic and environmental sustainability of the Twin Cities metro area. As a sustainability sponsor, NatureWorks has partnered with compostable food serviceware suppliers to provide compostable cups and bags made from Ingeo throughout the tournament, assisting the 3M Open in increasing organics recycling. Compostable food serviceware, like cups, help to capture food scraps from events and divert them from landfills, where they emit methane, to compost, where they produce important soil amendments that help grow better food and sequester more carbon in our soils. We are excited about the steps the 3M Open has taken in recent years in waste diversion and reduction, and we look forward to continued partnership building a more sustainable future in golf.