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19/20 10117 Berlin Moreover, specific material properties of bioplastic materials can allow for a reduction of the overall volumes of materials needed for a product or application as well as for cost reduction in the use or end-of-life phase. Already today, there are several examples of cost competitive bioplastic materials and products. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/market/ Where are bioplastics already being used? Today, there is pretty much nothing that bioplastics can’t do. For almost every conventional plastic material and application, there is a bioplastic alternative available that offers the same or in some cases even better properties and functionalities. Today, bioplastics are mainly being used in the following market segments: • Packaging (including flexible and rigid packaging) • Consumer goods & household applicances • Automotive & transport • Building & construction • Textiles • Agriculture & horticulture • Electronics & electrics The latest market data analysis by European Bioplastics shows that packaging remains the largest fields of application for bioplastics with almost 40 percent of the total bioplastics market in 2016. The data also confirms a decisive increase in the uptake of bioplastics materials in many other sectors, Bioplastics are already part of our EVERYDAY LIFE. Disposable catering & tableware Electronics Office equipment 12 Shopping bags & packaging phone fax European Bioplastics e.V. including consumer goods (22 percent) and applications in the automotive and transport sector (14 percent) and the construction and building sector (13 percent), where technical performance polymers are being used. e-mail web Marienstr. 19/20, 10117 Berlin +49.30.28 48 23 50 +49.30.28 48 23 59 email@example.com www.european-bioplastics.org http://www.european-bioplastics.org/market/ Are bioplastics applied in mainly short-lived products? Bioplastics have a multitude of durable but also short-lived applications. Durable, bio-based commodity plastics such as bio-based PE or bio-based PET are used for short-life applications such as packaging as well as for long-lasting applications such as car parts, toys, or consumer electronics that can be easily recycled in existing streams. These so called ‘drop-in solutions’ represent the largest sector of global bioplastics production. Innovative bio-based and biodegradable materials such as PLA, PHA or starch blends are suitable for long-lasting products but are mainly used in shortlived applications such as packaging. They offer solutions with completely new functionalities such as compostability and in some cases optimised barrier properties for a prolonged shelf life and thus preventing food waste. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/market/ Sports 9 Commuting to work Toys Clothes + fashion Cosmetic products Coffee capsules Figure: Bioplastics are already part of our everyday life 8 Bedding VR 19997 Nz, Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, USt-IdNr. DE235874231 HypoVereinsbank Rosenheim, BLZ 711 200 77, Konto 6356800, IBAN DE26 7112 0077 0006 3568 00, BIC/SWIFT HYVEDEMM448 6 Biowaste bin liners 3