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07/11/2023 | Podcast

Are bio-plastics the salvation from the plastic flood?

The world is suffocating in plastic. By 2050, the amount produced annually is expected to rise to 1 billion tons. Can plastics made from starch or cellulose be an alternative to petroleum-based products? And how sustainable are they anyway? Victoria Goetjes and Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Heim are conducting research on this at the University of Kassel.

The interview was conducted by Sebastian Mense.

The BeBio2 research network mentioned in the interview is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture via the Agency for Renewable Resources.