Environmental Sustainability of Biopolymers

Biopolymers, derived from renewable sources such as plants, are biodegradable and have the potential to be a sustainable alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics. Recent advances in the production and processing of biopolymers have led to the development of new materials with improved properties. he biopolymers are formed into the specific end products and used by a consumer. Ideally, the biopolymer will be disposed of in a biowaste collection, and later composted. This process will ultimately leave behind carbon dioxide and water, which are environmentally friendly by-products.

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