Plastics, both drop-in equivalents and novel plastics, derived from bio-based feedstocks and/or that are biodegradable.
Bioplastics have long been hyped for fulfilling sustainability goals and reducing petroleum dependency. While some plastics, such as polylactic acid (PLA) and biobased polyethylene have been used in end-products with sustainability as the key value proposition, these have been, at best, niche products. Cost is the major limiting factor, slowing the adoption of bioplastics. Policies such as single-...
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