NEW YORK, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable development is one of the major challenges of our century at a political, economic, environmental and societal level. The depletion of natural resources, fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) and the destruction of ecosystems (fauna, flora, water, air and soil) force the industrial companies to develop their processes, adapt to new regulations, and look for substitute products.
The search for a circular economy, in contradiction with the linear model: "take, make, dispose", has as objectives to reintegrate nutrients into the biosphere (biological nutrients) or to reuse them without producing pollutants (technical nutrients) .The bio-plastics cycle presents a real alternative to close-loop recycling starting and ending with the ground.
Bio-plastics are made from organic elements, creating a simple recycling process. These plastics, derived from plant matter, refer to two types of materials: firstly the agro-plastics from renewable resources, starch extracts from cereals (wheat, maize), glucose, vegetable oil (sugar cane, castor oil) and potatoes; and secondly the biodegradable plastics obtained by incorporating various compounds in a resin, often the result of petrochemical reactions.
Bio-plastics present solutions to waste management thanks to their biodegradable characteristics (compostable). They also present economic advantages (fewer steps in the industrial recycling processes), and help to limit the use of fossil fuels. Experts are now talking about the second generation of bio-plastics and are working on creating bio-plastics from non-food resources.
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