World Economic Forum chooses bioplastics as one of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2019
The new report “Top 10 emerging technologies 2019” compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals some of the innovations that are expected to impact the global social and economic order. According to WEF, bioplastics made out of cellulose or lignin from plant waste lead the ranking of these breakthrough technologies.
“From income inequality to climate change, technology will play a critical role in finding solutions to all the challenges our world faces today,” says Jeremy Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer at the World Economic Forum. “This year’s emerging technologies demonstrate the rapid pace of human innovation and offer a glimpse into what a sustainable, inclusive future will look like.”
Making the list involves more than promising major benefits to the world. The emerging technologies must positively disrupt the existing order, be attractive to investors and researchers, and expect to achieve considerable scale within the coming 5 years.