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Emissions goals impossible without plastic reduction, think tank warns

Overseas Development Institute warns fossil fuel emissions from plastic will rise three-fold by 2050 unless current trends are addressed

Phasing out the use of plastic in a number of industries could help the world curb demand for fossil fuels and more effectively confront the climate crisis, researchers have today advised.

According to the influential Overseas Development Institute (ODI) think tank, delivering on the world’s climate goals would require plastic consumption to be halved by 2050, with 75 per cent of the remaining plastic being recycled.

Biome Technologies plc is a growth oriented, commercially driven technology group. The Group’s primary activity is the development of its fast growing business in bioplastics. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.

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