Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics
Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics

What is biologically degradable, or biodegradable plastic? Is that the same as compostable? And does this mean that it can be disposed of as kitchen waste in the green waste bin? Or even thrown out in nature?

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Is there any role for private investors in bio-based projects?
Is there any role for private investors in bio-based projects?

There’s no shortage of cash. That’s what you hear when it comes to financing innovative projects. But can the same be said for bio-based and circular projects? Certainly there’s not exactly a rush. That has everything to do with the specific character of this sector. And it’s still not a reason to throw in the towel.

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HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic
HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic

The combination of polylactic acid and crushed palm leaf waste results in a biobased and excellent degradable plastic for the circular economy. This HemCell compostable biopolymer, invented in the Dutch province of Zeeland, suits all kinds of applications. To be found in supermarkets in the near future: biodegradable coffee capsules.

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