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Can the environmental impact of bioplastics and conventional plastics be compared?

2017-06-22T12:02:53+02:002 March 2016|

Comparing two different products is difficult as the materials (fossil-based and bio-based) and production processes vary widely, and current assessment tools and methods are limited in their ability to make sound, substantiating comparisons. Whereas the carbon footprint of products (CFP or PCF – product carbon footprint ISO/TS 14067) of two products can be compared, [...]

How can the environmental impact of bioplastics be assessed?

2018-07-19T16:04:08+02:002 March 2016|

Bio-based plastics have the unique advantage to reduce the dependency on fossil resources, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and increase resource efficiency. What is more, bioplastics are an essential part of the bioeconomy, which is worth 2 trillion euros in annual turnover and accounts for 22 million jobs in the EU. Although, compared [...]

Do bioplastics have a lower carbon footprint than fossil based plastics? How is this measured?

2017-06-22T11:52:01+02:002 March 2016|

Bio-based plastics have the unique advantage over conventional plastics to reduce the dependency on limited fossil resources and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plants sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) during their growth. Using these plants (renewable biomass) to produce bio-based plastics removes CO2 from the atmosphere and keeps it stored throughout the entire [...]

Are bio-based plastics more sustainable than conventional plastics?

2017-06-22T11:49:01+02:002 March 2016|

Bio-based plastics have the same properties as conventional plastics but also feature the unique advantage to reduce the dependency on limited fossil resources and to potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, bio-based plastics can help to decouple economic growth from the resource depletion and help the EU to meet its 2020 targets of [...]

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