Biodegradable Plastics: Standards, Policies, and Impacts
Here is a critical overview of the state of biodegradable plastics. Using a material flow analysis, the report highlights the challenges of the plastic market, and with it the large market potential of biodegradable plastics. The authors cover the environmental and socio‐economic impact, government policies, standards and certifications, physico‐chemical properties, and analytical techniques used to assess plastics. The review concludes with a personal outlook on the future of bioplastics, based on the authors' experiences with bioplastic development and commercialization.
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