The Plastic Waste Problem of our Linear Economy

Everyday, we read the news about climate change and how it threatens our environment. Climate change has different reasons, but is majorly caused by the way we produce and consume things: For example, manufacturing of materials and products take up more than 50% of the world’s global energy supply, and is responsible for 20% of…

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Best Bioplastic Gift Ideas

Find the perfect bioplastic gift for every holiday, budget, and person on your list. We have put together a roundup of some fantastic plastic ideas. Make somebody happy with a healthy surprise while doing something good for our planet. 1. Biodegradable cup made of rice husk, starch The H12-CR003 model from Fine Ocean Imp. & Exp.…

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The Circular Benefits of Bioplastics

The very first bioplastic product was made in 1860: a billiard ball made from cellulose. However, bioplastics are still more expensive to produce than plastics, majorly because of cheap oil. Therefore, there must be other advantages why million tons of bioplastics are already being produced instead of plastics (the reasons of a circular economy): Bioplastics…

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Bioplastics: An Overview

There are many misconceptions and myths regarding bioplastics. For example, as opposed to the belief of many, not all bioplastics are biodegradable, but bioplastics can be used in engineering applications.: According to European Bioplastics e.V., “a plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or both”. So just as there…

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