November 29, 2019
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The Project

IFE Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Bioplastics: plastic without the pollution

It's no secret that oil-based plastics are bad. Bad for the environment and bad for consumers. The good news is that the emerging bioplastics industry offers environmentally-friendly and healthy alternatives. And the bottom line is that any current petrochemical plastic product can be substituted by a bioplastic.

This presentation focused on how bioplastics can transform today's petrochemical plastic industry into a sustainable domain. Ronny Matzat busted myths on good and bad plastics, and outlined current activities and future plans for the bioplastics industry. He also introduced an award-winning, international range of biopolymers and the diverse products produced from it - from innovative planting systems, to household goods and 3D printing filament.