Bioplastics Industry Report
Figure 2. Bioplastics classifications according to biobased content and biodegradability (Source: bioplastics Magazine)

The compostables sector of the bioplastics industry has been making significant inroads, especially with starch-based and PLA resins. Part I
Debra Darby
BioCycle August 2012, Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 40

 

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Composting, Organics Recycling, Anaerobic Digestion

 

Plastic Bag Ban And Residential SSO Diversion
Residential source separated organics service is now available to 24 million people in Italy. In 2010, 2.8 million tons of food scraps were collected for composting and anaerobic digestion.

Italy’s nationwide ban on plastic shopping bags in 2011 exempts compostable bags, which has in turn benefited organics diversion.
Christian Garaffa and Rhodes Yepsen
BioCycle August 2012, Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 48