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Plant-Based Plastics Gain Favor as Companies Pursue Sustainability Goals

Dieter Holger of The Wall Street Journal reports on the growth of plant-based plastics.

The C3 Take
  • Bioplastics have historically accounted for 1% of the plastic market, but thanks to growing demand, that figure could climb to 3% in the next five years.
  • Lululemon is looking to replace its oil-based nylon with plant-based nylon, while Dow is providing bioplastics for Crocs and perfume packaging.
  • Private sector interest in bioplastics will reduce the green premium and lead to more widespread adoption of cleaner materials.

“Plants absorb the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide, which cuts the greenhouse-gas emissions from making bioplastics to at least half that of fossil-fuel-based plastics. Bioplastics can also sometimes cause less pollution when they degrade in the environment.”

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