Design Chain: Packaging is moving away from oil

More than 25 percent of petroleum-based plastic packaging will be replaced by 2020 in sustainable alternatives, like "non food" sources and meat

Packaging has been ‘going green’ for some years, ever since the commercialisation of biodegradable plastics, such as polylactic acid (PLA). PLA has since been joined by many similar materials, and their use continues to increase.

But a new revolution has begun: that of non-biodegradable bioplastics. A number of major players, such as Coca-Cola, are beginning to use plastic packaging that is derived – at least in part – from renewable resources. And they have plans to substitute more and more petroleum-derived plastics.

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Tags: Bio-sourced plastics, succinct acid, mono ethylene glycol (MEG), terephthalic acid (PTA), Polyethylen Furanoate (PEF), ‘green’ polymers, cellulose, blood


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Avantium Technologies B.V.
BioAmber Inc.
Cereplast Inc.
Clemson University
Coca-Cola Co.
Gevo Inc.
IHS Markit Inc.
Myriant Technologies LLC
Procter & Gamble
University of Waikato
Virent, Inc.


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