In an article written by “Steve Toloken” the Assistant Editor of “Plastics News“, he has described the latest views of Joe Baiden (the US President) over Bioplastics.
In his article he has described that based on a report released on March 22nd, 2023, the administration of the US President has set a goal to reach to 90% replacement of fossil fuel-based plastics with bio-based alternatives over the next two decades.
the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) believes that by such policy they can help to preserve the environment and in this way the U.S. to be a leader in bioeconomy technology, produce low-carbon-intensity chemicals to fight climate change and shore up domestic supply chains.
The report also set a goal of meeting 30 percent of U.S. chemicals demand from biomanufacturing over 20 years and called for public-private partnerships to work toward the goals.
It pointed to the Department of Energy’s Strategy for Plastics Innovation program and outlined several areas for research, including scaling up work to recycle or upcycle plastic waste, with an emphasis on multicomponent plastic waste that’s not recycled today.
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