Environmental impact assessments of innovative bio-based product
The BIOSPRI Study supports the development of the revised EU Bioeconomy Strategy and consists of three work packages on 1) LCAs and environmental footprint of bio-based products, 2) Commercial and Financial Success stories of bio-based products and 3) Identification of Top 20 innovative bio-based products. This report delivers on the first package and provides science-based facts and evidences on the environmental impacts of innovative bio-based products, to support the future bio-economy policy and decision-making at the EU level, and to support the implementation of the plastics strategy. It concerns mostly plastic products and compares these with petrochemical plastic counterparts. Seven LCA (life cycle assessment) case studies were carried out covering three major commercialised bio-based polymers, namely i) bio-based PET (polyethylene terephthalate, case study “Beverage Bottles”), ii) PLA (polylactic acid, case studies “Single-use cups”, “Single-use Cutlery” and “Packaging films”) and iii) starch plastics (case studies “Clips”, “Mulch films” and “Carrier bags”). Source: European Commission, Publication, 25.02.2019 For more information please click here.