This report has been commissioned by the LBNet, a phase I NIBB, and the newly funded Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet), a Phase II BBSRC NIBB.
This report summarises:
- The current status of compostable plastics;
- How the market for compostable plastics could grow;
- What the most suitable biomass resources are that could be used as feedstock; and
- How bio-plastics could contribute to targets for plastic packaging as set out by the UK Plastic Pact for 2025 along with a strategy for how this could be achieved.
The focus of this study is on consumer-based single-use packaging
For the Executive Summary click the following link: LBNet/BBNet Plastics in the Bioeconomy Executive Summary
For the full report click the following link: LBNet/BBNet Plastics in the Bioeconomy Report