“Bioplastic,” “plant-based,” “made from corn”—all these terms feel like a breath of fresh air to the well-intentioned consumer. After a lifetime of using petroleum-based materials, the lure of “planet-friendly” plastics is hard to dispute. But be careful around these labels: many of them offer incomplete information about the product’s actual impact on the environment.
“Bioplastic” is a recent development from the world of materials chemistry that uses plant material rather than fossil fuels to create the complex polymer chains that make up plastic. Many folks assume that because plants are involved, the end result must be biodegradable.
Biome Technologies plc 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.