The global bioplastics industry is on course to increase its production capacity by 300,000 tonnes over the next five years, according to the annual European Bioplastics’ market data update, but this will pale in comparison to global primary plastic production.
Presented today (4 December) at the 14th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, the data revealed that the global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2019 to 2.4 million... More
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