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  • 1. P lastics Made by Nature Anna Grudinina & Vera Suhova I REBXO
  • 2. Did you know that… <ul><ul><ul><li>plastic does not decompose in the earth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>each Latvian inhabitant spends about 2200 plastic bags of various size or almost 6 kg </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>of plastic bags a year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1/5 of all the wastes is plastic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>during the recent 7 years the us e of plastic packing has grown from 19 to 25% </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 3. Terminology <ul><li>Th e term ‘ bioplastics ’ has caused consumer expectations about renewable content, biodegradability and other ‘green’ attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Bioplastics’ are materials which are primarily made from renewable resources and degrade through biological activity </li></ul><ul><li>Degradable plastics with no renewable content should not be called ‘bioplastics’ </li></ul>
  • 4. Qualities <ul><li>Biopolymers are renewable , because they are made of plant materials which can be grown year on year indefinitely </li></ul><ul><li>Some biopolymers are biodegradable : </li></ul><ul><li>they are broken down into CO2 and water by microorganisms </li></ul><ul><li>Bioplastics are sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>T echnology </li></ul><ul><li>No one reveals this secret:) </li></ul>
  • 5. The s ituation in Latvia <ul><li>The publishing house Neputns </li></ul><ul><li>Cl oth ing shops </li></ul><ul><li>The enterprise Jelgavas maiznieks </li></ul><ul><li>The company Daugava </li></ul><ul><li>The publishing house Valters and Rapa </li></ul><ul><li>The shop &quot; Sky“ </li></ul><ul><li>Statoil , Ltd . </li></ul>
  • 6. The latest news <ul><li>A new factory is going to be built in Jekabpils which will produce up to 25000 tons of granules of bio-polyethylene a year . </li></ul><ul><li>The project was developed by the company Granulex . </li></ul><ul><li>It is a big ‘ green ’ step towards protecting our environment . </li></ul>
  • 7. Recent practices In December, 2007 the British retail network “Marks & Spencer” started to use a new material for the packing of the Swiss chocolate products....
  • 8. Types of packing: dynamics & perspectives Diagram 1
  • 9. The l ist of ‘green friends ’ all over the world: <ul><li>European Bioplastics (formerly IBAW, Berlin) </li></ul><ul><li>Plantic (Changing the nature of plastics) Victoria, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>B ioplastics24.com - Information and market platform </li></ul>
  • 10. Drawbacks of bioplastics <ul><li>decreas e the reserves of food products from 52 days , considered as a standard , to 2 days </li></ul><ul><li>contamin ate the earth </li></ul>
  • 11. Thank you

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