23 April 2012

No fully sustainable bio-based plastics currently exist – study

There are no bio-based plastics currently in commercial use or under development that are fully sustainable, according to a new study

The US researchers also found that a number of environmental and occupational health and safety risks are linked to their production – but acknowledged that bio-based materials may be more sustainable than petroleum-based counterparts.

The study – Sustainability of bio-based plastics: general comparative analysis and recommendations for improvement, by Kenneth Geiser et al – was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

… Full Text: http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Packaging/No-fully-sustainable-bio-based-plastics-currently-exist-study

Tags: Sustainability, Packaging, Packaging Materials

Source: Food Production Daily, 2012-04-23.

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