Understanding bioplastics and their issues

The term bioplastic can be confusing because it refers to biosourced and/or biodegradable materials with different properties.

There are 2 classification criteria:

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The origin of the resource
from which they are produced for biosourced bioplastics.

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End-of-life
for biodegradable and compostable bioplastics.

Classification of the main bioplastics

Diagram of biopolymer category

Biobased polymers are not necessarily biodegradable. Biodegradable polymers are not necessarily biosourced.

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