Bioplastics<br />
What?<br />A form of plastic<br />Similar properties<br />Biodegradable/compostable<br />Used for disposable items<br />Pa...
How?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLZVbmkmV7I<br />
Why?<br />Reduce fossil-fuel use and CO2 release during manufacturing<br />Made from renewable raw materials<br />Some are...
Why not?<br />Higher cost—although this is relative to oil prices, which fluctuate<br />In some cases, lower quality and p...
Bioplastics for the future<br />Rising oil prices<br />Bioplastic consumption expected to reach 5 million tonnes in 2015<b...
Perspective<br />A potential summit 		           opportunity for crop producing 			     countries.<br />More can be done 	...
Discussion<br />What are the consequences of using more bioplastics in our lives?<br />If you were given a choice between ...
References<br />http://ecohearth.com/eco-zine/science-and-technology/1242-bioplastics-rumors-facts-and-future-potential.ht...
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  1. 1. Bioplastics<br />
  2. 2. What?<br />A form of plastic<br />Similar properties<br />Biodegradable/compostable<br />Used for disposable items<br />Packaging, catering<br />Non disposable non biodegradable but sustainable<br />Pipes, phone casing<br />
  3. 3. How?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLZVbmkmV7I<br />
  4. 4. Why?<br />Reduce fossil-fuel use and CO2 release during manufacturing<br />Made from renewable raw materials<br />Some are nontoxic and safe for medical and internal use<br />
  5. 5. Why not?<br />Higher cost—although this is relative to oil prices, which fluctuate<br />In some cases, lower quality and performance compared to standard plastics<br />Composting may be possible only in industrial composting processes<br />Could interfere with standard plastic recycling<br />Use of plant sugar and starch sources could negatively impact food prices<br />
  6. 6. Bioplastics for the future<br />Rising oil prices<br />Bioplastic consumption expected to reach 5 million tonnes in 2015<br />Potential for crop producing countries<br />
  7. 7. Perspective<br />A potential summit opportunity for crop producing countries.<br />More can be done to ensure consistency of bioplastics<br />Disposability<br />Methane gas contributing to greenhouse gases<br />An effort to increase usage of bioplastics to reduce dependency on petroleum made plastics<br />
  8. 8. Discussion<br />What are the consequences of using more bioplastics in our lives?<br />If you were given a choice between regular plastic and bioplastic, which would you choose? Why?<br />
  9. 9. References<br />http://ecohearth.com/eco-zine/science-and-technology/1242-bioplastics-rumors-facts-and-future-potential.html<br />http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/2010/03/27/business/Bioplastic-the-wave-of-the-future-30125659.html<br />http://plasticsandtheplanet.com/archives/182<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioplastic#Bioplastics_and_biodegradation<br />

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