Plastics. They seem like they’re part of nearly everything we use or consume. And the problem is they don’t ever go away. There has to be a greener option, which is where bioplastics come in. But are they really a solution?
Here are five things to know:
- The problem is regular plastic works really well. PET or polyethylene terephthalate keeps our food fresh and our liquids pressurized and bubbly precisely because it doesn’t break down immediately when you use it, which would be messy.
- Bioplastics then behave like these regular plastics, but instead of being oil-based and made from petro-chemicals, they’re made of polymers from plants and sugars or even seashells. This can help with reduced emissions basically because they’re not made of fossil fuels.
Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM) is a growth oriented, commercially driven technology group. The Group’s primary activity is the development of its fast growing business in bioplastics. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.