Report: bio-based plastics not dependent on biofuels

Diversity of crop options offers the opportunity to select the most efficient and least ecologically disruptive

A new paper from the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. argues that the bio-based plastics industry is not necessarily tied to a robust biorefining industry.

Developed by the group’s Bioplastics Council, the 10-page paper looks at ways and implications that allow the bio-based plastic industry to grow independently of biofuels.

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Tags: paper, consumers, feedstocks, non-food, byproducts, demand, technology, infrastructure, canola, cassava, corn, flax, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sugar beets, sugarcane, wheat


Plastics News, 2013-08-27.


Bioplastics Council
The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI)