Renewable Matter # 21 / May-June

Despite Brussels, the Market for Bioplastics Keeps Growing

by Mario Bonaccorso

Focus on Plastic

 

Today only 1% of the plastic produced worldwide is of organic origin. However, the market is growing and it covers many sectors: from packaging to electronics, cars, textiles and agriculture. The big players in the chemical industry and companies that focus on biobased products want a share of the pie.

 

We can already find it in shopping bags, in many vehicle components, in toys and in food packaging. It’s bioplastic. Plastic that is not derived from oil but, in different percentages, from organic sources. According to a survey conducted by the European association of bioplastic producers, nova-Institute for European Bioplastic, its market is going to experience a 20% increase...

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