Fact sheet on bioplastics

March 2009

Bioplastics are increasingly in the news in the packaging sphere as they add new features to the diverse spectrum of plastics materials. Their development is linked to several factors such as the depletion of petroleum reserves, high oil prices and increased greenhouse gas emissions. This fact sheet is meant to give clear and concise information related to bioplastics, the terminology used and management once they become waste, based on PRO EUROPE members’ expertise in the matter.


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