Our Fantastic Bioplastic Finder helps to speed up the Green Revolution
Our vision is to create a society that is regenerative by design, using natural materials at their highest value that enable a truly circular economy
Bioplastics in a Circular Economy
Bioplastics are made from biomass, such as green waste from a local farm, directly as a material, or indirectly as energy. The other way around, biomass can be made from degradable bioplastics and the circle continues.
85 % of every conventional plastic material can be replaced with a bioplastic alternative that decreases GHG emissions and accelerates the transition to a circular economy
Sources of Bioplastic
Bio-based polymers are made from renewable raw materials that are also used for other purposes, in particular for feeding humans and animals. The proportion used for the production of bioplastics, however, is marginal (approx. 0.02 of the global agricultural area). The bioplastics industry is also adopting the use of non-food crops (2nd and 3rd Generation), such as cellulose and algae or organic waste with a view to its further use to produce bioplastics materials. The even larger growth in the use of biomass feedstock for non-food purposes has demonstrated the technical possibility of producing these materials on a million-ton scale, substituting petrochemical plastics in meaningful quantities.