Using wood as a renewable feedback may not always be sustainable, especially if they are not from sustainable forestry. Also, using starch and oil as a renewable feedback that are actually used in the food production is not desirable. It is important to find ways to use renewable sources that are usually side streams of another product for making plastics.
At Spectalite, our biocomposites are made with crop-waste and fast-renewables from farm, factory and forest. These do not result in tree felling and hence preserve biodiversity. Further, this approach creates a positive socio-economic impact while addressing the ecological problem fundamentally.