Sustainability of biobased materials: opportunities and challenges
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or recovered and restored in the technical cycle. This is an attractive and viable alternative economic model that businesses have already started exploring today1. Main drivers for change are societal challenges like climate change,
resource scarcity, energy insecurity, waste problems and an increasing population with growing materials demands. Biobased materials have great potential to boost the transition to a circular economy due to renewable feedstock use and possible waste prevention strategies like biodegradation.
However, biobased materials are not intrinsically sustainable...
- stainability assessments, biobased materials, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), biobased economy, circular economy, environmental impact