Bioplastics for a circular economy

  title={Bioplastics for a circular economy},
  author={Jan-Georg Rosenboom and Robert Langer and Giovanni Traverso},
  journal={Nature Reviews. Materials},
  pages={117 - 137}
Bioplastics — typically plastics manufactured from bio-based polymers — stand to contribute to more sustainable commercial plastic life cycles as part of a circular economy, in which virgin polymers are made from renewable or recycled raw materials. Carbon-neutral energy is used for production and products are reused or recycled at their end of life (EOL). In this Review, we assess the advantages and challenges of bioplastics in transitioning towards a circular economy. Compared with fossil… 

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