As more research is being shared about the effects of over-using plastic. Both consumers and manufacturers are looking for other alternatives for this material.
Bioplastics seem to be it. But what are bioplastics? In simple terms, it refers to plastic made by plants or other organic materials instead of petroleum.
However, the bioplastic industry has 2 big problems:
- More than 80% of the global bioplastic industry uses food sources such as corn as feedstock to produce biodegradable plastics.
- Bioplastics are at least 40% more expensive than regular plastic.