Every year 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. Every year we use 1 trillion plastic bags, most of them only once. A constant stream of plastic waste, that is filling up seas and oceans. “In a business-as-usual scenario – says The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics, report produced by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation –, the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish.” In this scenario, EU adopted a Directive to reduce the use of plastic bags and is providing investments on new technology, to develop the concept of an European bio-based economy.  Packaging also comes into play. An increasingly important sector, not only fr...