Biodegradation, bioassimilation, composting, biosourced origin, recycling … all these themes are at the center of the development and the (appropriate) use of bioplastics.
Beyond the intrinsic properties of bioplastics, the environmental impacts associated with their production must be measured and reduced. The correlation between “properties” (e.g. biodegradable) and “impacts” (e.g. depletion of non-renewable resources) does not always exist. The function of the product, its use and its disposal are all criteria that might change this relationship. The social and societal dimensions are gaining increasing importance in the assessment of these impacts.
This is where Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) come in to model and then quantify the true impacts by limiting the importance of any subjective judgment.
Once these impacts are calculated and listed according to their nature and the stages in which they occur most, it is possible to engage in an eco-design and continuous improvement process.
We will list here books, scientific articles, market analyzes, Internet links … which seem to us relevant for a better understanding and dissemination of information as well as our reflections as producer of BIOPLASTICS and actors of the circular economy for the last 11 years!