Biodegradable plastics are plastics that are capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.

Two basic classes of biodegradable plastics exist:

  • Bioplastics, whose components are derived from renewable raw materials
  • Plastics made from petrochemicals with biodegradable additives which enhance biodegradation.
Did you know ?
  • More than 50 per cent of all medicine products worldwide are made of plastics.