Bioplastics

Bioplastics Cotton

Bioplastics are a promising development that could substitute the crude oil used in plastic production with renewable sources, which are replenished over time. 

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ii Plastics Industry Association (2020). “Plastics 101.”   

iii Geyer, R. et al. (July 2017). “Production, Use, Fate of All Plastics Ever Made.” Science Advances 3(7): e1700782.  

iv AcmePlastics.com (2020). “What is HDPE?” 

v Sciencing (April 24, 2017). “What is LDPE Plastic?” 

vi Saraswat, Y. et al. (no date). “Bioplastics from Starch.” International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research and Practice 1(8): 385-87.   

vii Bioplastics Guide (2016). “What are Bioplastics?”  

viii British Plastics Federation (2020). “Bio-Based Plastics: Feedstocks, Production and the UK Market.” 

ixJerez, Al et al. (May 2007). “Protein-Based Bioplastics: Effect of Thermo-Mechanical Processing.” Rheologica Acta 46(5): 711-20.  

x Bioplastics News (July 5, 2018). “The History and Most Important Innovations of Bioplastics.”  

xi Plastics Make it Possible (November 2, 2017). “What are Bioplastics?” 

xii David, G. & J.H. Song (March 2006). “Biodegradable Packaging Made Based on Raw Materials from Crops and Their Impact on Waste Management.” Industrial Crops & Products 23(2): 147-61.   

xiii Parks Canada (June 12, 2019). “Science and Conservation – Plastics Pollution.” 

xiv Parks Canada (June 12, 2019). “Science and Conservation – Microplastics: More Than a Drop in the Ocean.” 

xv Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada (January 2020). Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution. 

xvi Bioplastics Guide (2016). “What are Bioplastics?” 

xvii Bioplastics Guide (2016). “What are Bioplastics?” 

xviii Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (March 14, 2018). “New, Environmentally Friendly Bioplastic Development at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.” 

xix Bioplastic News (March 6, 2020). “Plantbased? Compostable? What You Need to Know About Bioplastics.” 

xx Bioplastic News (March 8, 2020). “Exposing the Compostable Plastic Myth in Canada.”  

xxi Bioplastic News (March 6, 2020). “Plantbased? Compostable? What You Need to Know About Bioplastics.” 

xxii Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (March 14, 2018). “New, Environmentally Friendly Bioplastic Development at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.”  

xxiii Snell, K.D. & Peoples, O.P. (2013). “Production of Value-Added Co-Products in Industrial Oilseeds.” Inform 24: 640-643.   

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