Substitution of plastic with bioplastics creates other problems

To replace EU plastic packaging with bioplastic would require more than the equivalent of the total land area of Ireland. And about a fifth of the EU’s freshwater withdrawal. That concluded a multinational group of environmental scientists. They advice to reduce packaging demand of plastics instead.

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Vertoro scales up oil production from lignin

Vertoro will process the waste product lignin to produce ‘green oil’ that can be used as a raw material in the production of bioplastics, chemicals and fuel. With a new installation, the company can scale up the production of lignin to 150 liters per day, an essential intermediate step to large-scale production.

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