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PLASTICS' Bioplastics Division will host the fifth-annual Bioplastics Week from September 23-27, 2019. Bioplastics Week is a social media campaign created to increase visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations via social media posts that feature educational bioplastics materials including infographics, reports, blog posts and videos. It serves as an opportunity to educate consumers and the plastics industry about bioplastics.

To participate in Bioplastics Week, follow along on social media using the hashtag #BioplasticsWeek or contact PLASTICS' Bioplastics Division Liaison Patrick Krieger

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 23 – Bioplastics 101
What are bioplastics? Learn the fundamentals of the industry.

Tuesday, September 24 – Plants to Products
Learn more about the diversity of plants that grown sustainably to make biobased bioplastics.

Wednesday, September 25 – Buying Bioplastics
Bioplastics are all around you, from your home to your car, at the grocery store and at the stadium. Learn more about the bioplastics products that are out there.

Thursday, September 26 – Beyond the Bin with Bioplastics
Bioplastics that are in some way biodegradable – like industrially compostable – are useful tools in diverting organics from landfills. Learn more about different sustainable end of life options that bioplastics offer.

Friday, September 27 – Bioplastics Policy
Policies are important factors in the growth and development of the bioplastics industry. Learn about the important work of the USDA BioPreferred Program in supporting the Bioeconomy, and what the EU framework means for bioplastics.