Plastic. An essential material that for decades has been managed inadequately. An unsustainable cycle from the cradle to the grave. The lack of circularity is disastrous with results speaking for themselves. With the proliferation of different types of polymers, recycling becomes very difficult. A large proportion of plastics – with the exception of the six types used for packaging – have end-of-life destinations that are completely unsustainable, such as incinerators, landfills, or, worst of all, directly into natural environments and often the sea. And, within this negative framework, bioplastics should also be considered: their final destination should never be recycling, or worse still, the environment. The latter may seem “natural” because the polymers in question ...