Better awareness of biodegradable and compostable plastics to protect the environment
Biodegradable and compostable bio-plastic products, such as shoppers, packaging or cups, are becoming increasingly popular, because they are recognized as environmental-friendly solutions. The European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing released on August 27, states that clear labeling and consumer awareness are fundamental parameters for the correct use of these bio-plastics.
Indeed, in order for the biodegradable and compostable plastics to actually reduce the pollution problem, they need to be correctly disposed of, an important point often not well understood by consumers, according to the EEA briefing. Many consumers may not know, for example, that the conditions in domestic composters and in the open environment are very different compared to industrial composting plants, and how much this may impact on the rate and the completeness of the biodegradation process.
The EEA briefing offers insights and clarifications on the subject of compostable bioplastics and their role in the circular economy.
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Our project was born from the union of five Italian technological excellence that work in synergy for the innovation of packaging in a sustainable and circular perspective: Novamont, leader in the production of bioplastics, Ticinoplast, technological innovators of blown film for the packaging market flexible, SAES Coated Films, specialized in the water-based deposition of high barrier coatings, Sacchital Group, specialists in eco-design for flexible packaging and IMA Flexible Packaging Hub, designers and manufacturers of machines for packaging with flexible film.