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Plastics and Innovation
Ah! Plastics and the environment, 2 words that do not seem to get along in one sentence lately. The rising concern of “we are killing the planet” has encouraged people to look more and more into their habits and question how sustainable their lifestyle really is. Which means actually paying attention to what they consume.
December 16, 2020
People and Environment
A different view on Bio-based Plastics and why there is still work to do.
Bio-based plastics provide many advantages and added value compared to conventional plastics. On the other hand, there are several drawbacks, while bio-based plastics’ implementation is not accepted widely in different segments of the plastics industry. The current limitation of bio-based plastics include topics such as lack of consumer awareness and the right information about them, limitation in technical features, lack of legislation clarities and unclear policies, the adaption with existing recycling streams, and sustainability issues
December 16, 2020