Our bioplastic bottles
By “biobased” is meant materials made from renewable raw materials such as starch, sugar, cellulose, lactic acid, proteins, or via micro-organisms. At present, it usually comes from corn, beet, sugar cane, wood, potato, tapioca root, or for example, nuts, but in the future mainly from residual materials and waste flows. The term “renewable” generally refers to a term within 10 years. Biobased plastics can be compostable or recyclable depending on the material. Today, there is a bioplastic alternative for almost every conventional plastic material and corresponding application.
Bio-plastics – plastics that are biobased, biodegradable, or both – have the same properties as conventional plastics and offer additional benefits. This includes a reduced carbon footprint or additional waste management options, such as composting.
Bioplastics are an essential part of the bio-economy and fast-growing, innovative industry that has the potential to decouple economic growth from resource depletion and environmental impact. Bio-plastics are a diverse family of materials with differing properties. There are three main groups: