27 January 2022PatentsDavid Walsh, Sarah Abou-Shehada and Chris Mason

Plastic fantastic: innovators pile into eco-market

Innovation in bioplastics—based on global patent activity—is at its highest point for almost two decades, while investment in plastics recycling technology is accelerating, says a report on green tech published by Appleyard Lees.

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