Just over 50% of all bioderived polymers are used for packaging (European Bioplastics 2019). Pricing and usage commitments are spurring growth of these packaging materials, also known as bioplastics or biobased plastics, worldwide at a slow but steady pace, according to the report. As oil prices fluctuate, pricing is driving further traction for bioderived polymers. Brand and retailer commitment to bioderived polymers is part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 12.


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Claire Koelsch Sand, Contributing Editor, Packaging column
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Claire Sand