Provides environmental benefits with minimal environmental impacts
13.4 billion hectares = 100%
5 billion hectares = 33%
3.6 billion hectares = 70%
1.4 billion hectares = 30%
1.24 billion hectares = 26%
106 million hectares = 2%
2012: 0.4 million hectares < 0.01%
2017: 1.2 million hectares = 0.02%
53 million hectares = 1%
Bioplastic Feedstocks are generally divided into first generation (traditional agricultural crops), second generation (cellulosic crops as well as residue and waste products), and third generation (non-traditional organisms like algae).
However it is the feedstock’s impacts on our planet and its people that matter, not its “generation” classification (see more about environmental and social impacts . BFA is feedstock and technology neutral, but has set criteria for evaluating the environmental and social impacts of feedstocks.