The transition from a fossil-based to a renewable, biobased economy is of essential importance if the European Union wants to achieve its goal set in the European Green Deal to become climate neutral by 2050. This transition requires the collaboration of the materials and manufactured products sectors, and, in particular, the plastics industry, by using alternative sustainable feedstocks, such as biobased feedstocks.
Using biomass for industrial purposes, such as the production of bioplastics, has major benefits. It reduces the dependency on limited fossil resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Through the implementation of use cascades, bioplastics can also make an important contribution to resource efficiency.