Why Bioplastic?

Typically plastics are made from diminishing crude oil resources, which suffer from significant fluctuation in price and an unsustainable future.

From the uncertainty of sustainability, the environmental impact and the concern of increasing price there has been a push for a renewable source of polymer feedstock. 

The drive towards using renewable sources has highlighted polylactic acid (PLA), the  bioplastic currently being produced from annually renewable crops such as corn, tapioca roots, starch or sugarcane. 

In the future additional feedstock options for lactic acid production will potentially include carbon dioxide or methane.

Learn more about how bioplastics can help to reduce greenhouse gas emmisions here.