When does biodegradation make ecological sense?

Are there already suitable materials for such applications?

What are the conditions in market economy?


These and further questions are going to be answered within the project "BioSinn".


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planned: Final conference: April 2021 - presentation of results (more information coming soon)


previous workshops

1st expert workshop: 10 February 2020 (German)

2nd expert workshop: 11 May 2020 (English - online webinar)

3rd expert workshop: 22 October 2020 (Englisch - online webinar)


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Key data

nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH, Institut für Kunststofftechnik Universität Stuttgart
Time period:

November 2019 – April 2021


A guide for decision makers in industry and politics including 25 product profiles of the most relevant applications. For each product it will be explained to what extent biodegradation is a feasable option and what substitutions are available for a more sustainable use of plastics.


If you are interested in further information on the project or its progress and results, please contact Verena Bauchmüller: