Cutting fuel consumption and emissions by reducing a vehicle’s weight is a central objective and major challenge for the automotive industry. Bioplastics materials are well suited to contributing towards this goal. Leading automotive brands around the world are already using biobased plastics (e.g. biobased polyamides, biobased polyesters, etc.) with the aim of reducing their products’ environmental impact.

This fact sheet presents an overview of available biobased plastic materials, general benefits of biobased plastics, biobased plastics market development, and biobased plastic performance in the automotive sector.