Seaweed-based bioplastics: A state of the industry
Demand is obviously not an issue as everyone is desperate for an alternative to petroleum-based plastics. The foremost challenge for the start-ups in this article is a reliable supply of quality seaweed. A factor that has seen very little critical attention in CEO interviews so far.
Risk of crop failure is still very real in seaweed aquaculture. Harvesting harmful algal blooms comes with its own set of issues, while wild resources can only be stretched so far.
Nonetheless, seaweed bioplastics are already being produced at a certain scale, and bigger production facilities will surely follow in time.
Read about these six seaweed bioplastic companies HERE