Basics. Applications. Markets.


Bioplastics are on the one hand biobased plastics (produced from renewable resources) and on the other hand may well be biodegradable plastics. Many bioplastics, but not all, meet both of these criteria. It is a widely held misconception that biobased plastics are automatically biodegradable, and vice versa.
This book offers a short introduction into plastics and bioplastics, explaining which renewable resources can be used to produce bioplastics, what types of bioplastic exist, and which ones are currently on the market.
Chapters on applications, the market, end-of-life scenarios, political background and regulations, and the outlook for plastics round off the book.