Sustainable bioplastics

Bioplastics are forecast to play an increasingly important role in addressing the plastic pollution problem. The aims of this project are to develop commercially relevant bioplastic products and to understand the (bio)degradation and impacts of those bioplastics in various environments.


Producing PHA film

Currently, there are no commercial bioderived and biodegradable films due to the processing difficulties encountered with existing bioplastics. Instead, nearly all films are made from fossil-fuel derived polymers, which are non-biodegradable.