It’s no secret that the lifecycle of plastic wreaks havoc on our planet. Replacing these plastics has the potential to mitigate the 400 million tonnes of CO2 emitted globally from plastic production and incineration. Additionally, plastic recycling is incredibly inefficient. The EU failed to recycle some 58% of the plastic packaging waste produced in 2017. And that's relatively efficient in comparison with other places in the world. Startups like Bloom Biorenewables and Sulapac are working to advance technology in this field.