Consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe

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nova-Institute publishes the first comprehensive market study on the consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe: 100,000 tonnes in 2015, market demand could grow to beyond 300,000 tonnes in 2020.

Compostable plastic bags dominate the market for biodegradable plastics in Europe. They not only carry goods and biowaste but also the hopes of the bioplastics industry for huge markets in years to come. The legal framework and composting infrastructure of EU member states were found to be either the bottleneck or the key driver for market development. These are some of the main findings by the expert team at nova-Institute who researched the European market demand for biodegradable polymers by country as well as application, and analysed framework conditions in detail. The market of compostable and biodegradable plastic products grew to 100,000 tonnes in 2015, and could grow to beyond 300,000 tonnes in 2020 – if the legal framework were to be set more favourably.

Authors
Harald Kaeb, Florence Aeschelmann, Lara Dammer, Michael Carus
Date of publication
Apr 2016
Pages
330
Language
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Single-Site-Licence: Up to five (5) users of the Customer can access the study within one location for their own operational purposes.
Enterprise-Licence: The Customer and all subsidiaries can access the study at all company locations for their own operational purposes. Includes one hour Q&A with nova-experts.

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