Plastics are everywhere, from furniture to construction, cables to medical devices, paint, pipes, even textiles. The different types of plastics, from common to high-performance, hold many advantages for a broad range of industries and applications. Over the years, these industries change and evolve. One example is the packaging industry, especially in the food sector. With rising oil prices and changing environmental awareness in the 1980s, bioplastics made a comeback. They have been pushed out of the market at the beginning of the 20th century, when plastics production based on crude oil was discovered and proved to be much cheaper.
Bioplastics can be degraded by naturally occurring microorganisms to water and CO2. That makes them wholly unsuitable for many industries, and very fitting for a few. Nowadays, food packaging as well as other consumer durables are made more and more from bioplastics based on cellulose.
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