Avantium contributes to the biobased economy by reusing organic waste. Avantium's YXY technology is used to make PEF plastic out of plant-based materials such as corn, waste paper, sugar cane and agricultural waste. PEF can be used in range of different products that are now made of regular plastics. Avantium aims to use the technology to put the first 100percent biobased plastic bottle on the market. PEF has superior properties to regular plastics, because it is stronger - thereby reducing the amount of packaging material needed - it extends shelf life and it is compatible with existing waste and recycling streams.