Bioplastics are moldable materials made up of chemical compounds synthesized by things like bacteria or genetically modified plants. Unlike traditional plastics that are made from petroleum, bioplastics are made from renewable resources, and normally contain fewer ingredients from fossil fuels (with some containing none). Some bioplastics are completely biodegradable and compostable. Their origin (renewable v. fossil) and whether they can biodegrade is normally the key to whether they can be accepted at compost facilities.
Bioplastics produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional plastics. This displacement of fossil fuels with renewable resources is certainly good for the Earth as these bioplastics, under the right conditions, produce less greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum-based plastics.
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See also: Plastic Waste Recycling and Techno-economic Analysis of Plastics Pyrolysis,