2018 in review: The top stories of the year

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Forgetting fossil fuels. Bio-based alternatives: The inherent difficulties in finding mainstream definitions for the many complex variations in bio-based materials can mean that bioplastics do not always get the attention from regulatory bodies that they may deserve, according to the European Bioplastics (EUBP). Ultimately, the organization is concerned that the EU does not provide bioplastics with an “equal platform to conventional plastics and biofuels.” Research from Swiss researchers highlighted some of the environmental benefits of the material earlier this year, encouraging the EUPB that EU member states will ultimately sway in favor of the material’s sustainability credentials.

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