The detrimental impacts throughout the life cycle of fossil fuel-based plastics in the form of land and water pollution, carbon emissions and toxins released upon incineration underline the need for alternative biopolymers made from renewable resources. Biopolymers like polylactic acid (PLA) and polyethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate (PEF) provide a sustainable alternative to conventional plastic materials. In contrast to fossil-based plastics, these materials are made from renewable feedstocks such as sugars, starches or agricultural waste.
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