The surface required to grow sufficient feedstock for today’s bioplastic production is less than 0.01 % of the global agricultural area of 5 billion hectares. It is not yet foreseeable to what extent an increased use of food residues, non food crops or cellulosic biomass (see also → 1st
/3rd generation feedstock
) in bioplastics
production might lead to an even further reduced land use in the future.