Helping China’s Development of Biodegradable Plastics
Sustainability and energy transition benefits
Biodegradable plastics not only reduce waste, but they can also consume less energy to produce and release fewer emissions that contribute to greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
The transition from conventional petroleum-based plastics to biodegradable alternatives supports national and corporate decarbonization objectives. After they’ve been disposed of, biodegradable plastics release a small amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) during the composting process. However, the amount of CO2 is far less compared to emissions during the manufacturing of conventional plastic materials.