Just as there are many conventional plastics, there are many bioplastics.
- Biobased, meaning made using renewable resources, or partially biobased, but which are not biodegradable. They are as durable as their conventional plastics cousins and include biobased polyethylene, polypropylene and PET.
- Plastics that are both biobased and biodegradable
- Plastics that are based on fossil resources and are biodegradable.
It is important to note, that the property of biodegradation does not depend on the resource basis of a material, but is linked to its chemical structure.