Bio-plastics Become a Reality/Plastic Packaging Made from Corn and Soy, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

The next big thing in plastics is the use of corn sugar, sugarcane or soybeans as opposed to petrochemicals to make packaging that is biodegradable.  The hope is also that bio-plastics may be cheaper to produce than their traditional petrochemical-based counterparts, as well as more environmentally acceptable.  European Bioplastics and nova-Institute reported that bioplastics utilization totaled 4.2 million metric tons in 2016, with 39% used in packaging and 22% in consumer goods.  Products including automotive seat cushions, plastic cutlery, electronics cases, shoes and diapers, to name only a few. Bio-refiner Cargill, Inc. is vastly increasing its production of soybeans and…

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