The authors’ efforts were to summarize available information and data on bioplastics in the world, the EU and Slovakia. The study touches on the problems of conventional plastics, bioplastics as a solution to these problems, their performance or relevant legislation, as well as their application on the market, their handling or the overall advantages and disadvantages of these materials. It analyzes processing capacities for processing bioplastic waste in the territory of the Slovak Republic as well as proposals for an effectively set system from production to processing of bioplastic waste.
The study was prepared with the support of the Tesco Foundation Fund and provided to the Ministry of Environment as a professional basis for the preparation of strategic documents of the Slovak Republic. The study is co-authored by Professor Paul Alexy, STU.