1. Bioplastics are a family of different resin types, which are either bio-based or compostable or both. Bioplastics add new properties and performance characteristics to the huge family of plastics. So-called oxo-biodegradable polymer products, which fragment into small pieces, are not considered to be a bioplastic.
2. Bioplastics have been developed to address a range of sustainability issues. The use of renewable raw materials instead of fossil sources and where applicable, their biodegradability can also make a difference. Like with every other (plastic) product, claims about sustainability need an individual assessment and a differentiated approach.