Biopsy for bioplastics

Can we afford to use bioplastics in our packaging?

Can we afford not to use them? The debate is producing plenty of heat, reports Paul Gander.

Since the beginning of this year, biodegradable bioplastics have stopped receiving special treatment from Germany’s regulators. The exemptions from charges levied on other materials under the country’s notorious Packaging Ordinance no longer apply.

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Tags: biopolymers, “fully sustainable”, first-generation food crops, non-food second-generation crops, bio-PET, PGA, biodegradable adhesives, EVOH, “risks market distortion”


FoodProductionDaily, 2013-01-02.


European Bioplastics e.V.
Innovia Films
Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
University of Massachusetts Lowell