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Bioplastics 101: The Sustainability of Bioplastics Packaging

Activia yogurt from Danone, made from NatureWorks' Ingeo bioplastics
In the second article of our special ‘Bioplastics 101’ series, we tackle the big question: Are bioplastics packaging solutions sustainable? Do they even work well as a packaging material or do they in any way compromise on the packaging’s most basic requirements for product protection, preservation and promotion (i.e. the 3 ‘P’s of Packaging)?

Bioplastics 101: What are Bioplastics?

NatureWorks Ingeo biopolymer pellets
In recent years, one packaging solution touted as a ‘sustainable’ option that has been emerging in Asia is Bioplastics and biodegradable and/or compostable packaging. But what exactly are Bioplastics, and what does it mean when a company says its products are biodegradable and/or compostable?

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