Bioplastics: Shaping a greener future for packaging and manufacturing

The Bioplastics & Biopolymers Market is projected to reach USD 27.3 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 18.9%. Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable sources such as corn, potatoes, rice, soy, sugarcane, wheat, and vegetable oil, while biopolymers are naturally occurring polymers. Bioplastics may or may not be biodegradable. They are mainly segmented into biodegradable and non-biodegradable plastics for various applications in packaging, consumer goods, automotive & transportation, agriculture & horticulture, medical, and other end-use industries.

Consumer goods is estimated to be the second-largest end-use industry by value in 2022

The major consumer goods manufacturers are shifting their focus from traditional plastics to bioplastics and biopolymers to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Bioplastics & biopolymers are used for manufacturing consumer goods such as touchscreen computer casings, loudspeakers, mobile casings, and vacuum cleaners. Bioplastics are also used in manufacturing coffee pods, dinnerware, and many other consumer products used for household applications. Disposable housewares made from biodegradable plastics are replacing conventional plastics.

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.

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