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How accepted are bioplastic products by consumers?

2017-06-15T15:19:11+02:002 March 2016|

The increase in the use of bioplastics is driven by an increasing demand for sustainable products by consumers due to a growing awareness of the impact on the environment. To the environmentally conscious customer, the advantages of being bio-based give bioplastics the competitive edge to conventional plastics. About 80 percent of European consumers [...]

Which retailers and brandowners are already using and selling bioplastics?

2017-06-15T15:14:14+02:002 March 2016|

The number of brand owners that apply bioplastics in their solutions is growing steadily. Prominent examples of big brands that have introduced bioplastic packaging are Danone, Coca-Cola (PlantBottle), and Ecover (cleaning products). The supermarket chains Carrefour, Sainsbury, Billa, Spar and Hofer offer different packaging products and/or shopping bags made of bioplastics. In the [...]

Are bioplastics applied in mainly short-lived products?

2017-06-15T15:07:46+02:002 March 2016|

Bioplastics have a multitude of durable but also short-lived applications. Durable, bio-based commodity plastics such as bio-based PE or bio-based PET are used for short-life applications such as packaging as well as for long-lasting applications such as car parts, toys, or consumer electronics that can be easily recycled in existing streams. These so [...]

Where are bioplastics already being used?

2019-12-18T13:24:18+01:002 March 2016|

Today, there is pretty much nothing that bioplastics can’t do. For almost every conventional plastic material and application, there is a bioplastic alternative available that offers the same or in some cases even better properties and functionalities. Today, bioplastics are mainly being used in the following market segments: Packaging (including flexible and rigid [...]

Are bioplastics more expensive then conventional plastics?

2017-06-15T15:04:53+02:002 March 2016|

The cost of research and development still makes up for a share of investment in bioplastics and has an impact on material and product prices. Additionally, the currently low oil prices are making it difficult for bioplastics to achieve competitive pricing levels compared to conventional plastics at present. However, prices have continuously been [...]

How many jobs could be created in the bioplastics industry in Europe until 2030?

2017-06-15T15:02:31+02:002 March 2016|

With the right legislative framework and market conditions in place, the European bioplastics industry could offer an immense employment growth potential. From 23,000 employees in 2013, the bioplastics industry could grow to 300,000 high-skilled jobs in 2030. The bioplastics industry could provide new impulses for the development of rural areas in Europe by [...]

How many people are employed in the European bioplastics industry today?

2017-06-15T14:59:30+02:002 March 2016|

In 2013, the bioplastics industry accounted for 23,000 jobs in Europe. With the right framework conditions in place, this number could increase more than tenfold by 2030, with up to 300,000 high-skilled jobs being created in the European bioplastics sector. Related links: Market drivers and development

What are the economic advantages of bioplastics?

2017-06-15T14:57:28+02:002 March 2016|

As an important part of the bioeconomy, bioplastics are a future lead market for the European Union offering job creation, development of rural areas and global export opportunities for innovative technologies. According to a recent job market analysis conducted by EuropaBio, the European bioplastics industry could realise a steep employment growth over the [...]

Can fossil-based plastics be completely substituted by bio-based bioplastics?

2017-06-15T14:55:29+02:002 March 2016|

Today, there is pretty much nothing that bioplastics can’t do. For almost every conventional plastic material and application, there is a bioplastic alternative available that offers the same or in some cases even better properties and functionalities. The main challenge faced by the bioplastics industry is not of technical nature but the lack [...]

Can a sufficient supply of bioplastics be guaranteed?

2019-12-18T13:22:03+01:002 March 2016|

Supply is well ensured to meet the growing demand in the short and medium term. However, it is difficult to make long-term forecasts due to the dynamic and innovative nature of the bioplastic market. A reliable legislative framework in the EU would be beneficial to further attract investment and ensure supply in the [...]

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