Bioplastics production to hit million tonnes

German nova-institut cited meta-analysis of LCAs and comparison of bio-based polymers at bioplastics conference in the Netherlands

The total global production of bio-based plastics will increase from current levels of 700,000-800,000 tonnes per annum to “hit the million tonne market” within a few years, Michael Carus, managing director of the nova-Institut, said at a bioplastics conference in the Netherlands last week.

Manufacturers are increasingly turning towards bio materials not only to reduce C02 (current emission reductions are on average 20-30%), but also to save fossil resources, Carus said at the Biobased Based Materials Symposium, held in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 21 June.

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Tags: byproducts, elastomers, man-made fibres, sustainable rubber products, PLA, PHA, PET, PS, PP, bio PE, bio polyesters


European Plastics News, 2012-06-27.


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