Navigating Plastic Alternatives in a Circular Economy

Year of Publication

2020

This article is published to demystify the rapidly growing and evolving landscape of plastic alternatives, focusing on bio-based plastics, biopolymers and compostable products and packaging.

Source:

Closed Loop Partners

Author(s):

Hannah Friedman

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Capital Flows, Oceans

This article is published to demystify the rapidly growing and evolving landscape of plastic alternatives, focusing on bio-based plastics, biopolymers and compostable products and packaging. It is published as part of the Advancing Circular Systems for Plastics & Packaging Initiative. This work unpacks the opportunities and challenges within the industry’s move toward these alternative materials, considering sustainable sourcing of feedstocks and end-of-life recovery pathways.