January 27, 2020
Turbulent times for bio-based polymers in 2019: PLA sold out despite expansion, as did PHA. Bio-based PP became available for the first time, there was increased production of PBAT, PBS, bio-based PE, starch-containing polymer compounds and epoxy resins. The production of, particularly, bio-based PET decreased. At the same time, there is a lack of support from policy makers: bio-based and biodegradable plastics are lumped into the same category as fossil plastics in the Plastic Policy.