A polymer that can be produced from a non-fossil source: the Tapioca root. In a globally unprecedented process, the inedible parts and waste portions of this plant are polymerized. The outcome are biodegradable plastics obtained from a renewable source that can be applied as a substitute to ordinary plastics for many use-cases.
Tapioca is a viable alternative to fossil-based raw materials used in plastics manufacturing. Most importantly though, it solves the riddle of Food for Plastics, that has been the major constraint to mainstream adoption of Bioplastics. Detailed information about the origin, cultivation, and many areas of application of this fascinating plant can be found in the publication “Wonders of Tapioca” issued by the Thai Tapioca Development Institute.
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Plastics and Innovation
According to studies from the Nova Institute and European Bioplastics, 0.015% of global agricultural land was used for the production of bioplastics in 2019. This figure is expected to increase to 0.020% by 2025. The share of biomass currently used for the production of bioplastics is 0.038%. Although these figures seem negligible, there are many debates around this topic.
October 6, 2021
People and Environment
Plastrans celebrated the Global Week to #Act4SDGs by hosting a workshop to raise awareness about the SDGs and their importance among the team members. During the workshop, employees learned more about the actions that Plastrans is taking to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. We also aimed to inspire employees’ personal behavioural change that will further contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
October 6, 2021