EU: Compostable bags dominate market biodegradable plastics

28 April 2016

The new nova-Institute report “Consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe” shows that compostable plastic bags dominate the market for biodegradable plastics in Europe. The legal framework and composting infrastructure of EU member states were found to be either the bottleneck or the key driver for market development.
The researchers also found that a variety of bio-based PLA cups and containers used for service and retail packaging are sold in significant volumes. PLA is used for a broad spectrum of applications, ranging from non-woven fibre products or apparel, to beverage bottles and packaging foams (Press Release nova-Institute, 5 April 2016).
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Click here for a summary of the report (591 kB).
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