Plastic Waste – Plastic Alternatives Discussed

According to a December 15, 2020 news release, Closed Loop Partners has released a report “… dispelling myths and demystifying the rapidly growing landscape of plastic alternatives, with a focus on bio-based plastics, biopolymers and compostable products and packaging. The report unpacks the opportunities and challenges within the industry’s move toward these alternative materials, considering sustainable sourcing of feedstocks and end-of-life recovery pathways that recapture their material value after use … [as plastic alternatives] enter the market at higher volumes, there is not enough recovery infrastructure to recapture their full value efficiently … there is a critical need to address the misalignment between production and end-of-life to ensure even higher volumes of compostable packaging don’t end up in landfill …” – The web link to the news release is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #ClosedLoopPartners #Composting