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Biodegradable Polymer

Technology / Service Summary

KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™ shows biodegradability in soil and in sea water. (Biodegradation speed should be defferent depends on the condition like sea water temperature. )


It can be used for various plastic applications, such as straws, shopping bags, cutlery and food packaging and therefore contributes to the achievement of eco-friendly environment.


・It is a biomass polymer made from plant oil. Renewable resources such as non-edible oil like used cooking oil can be used as raw material.
・Green PlanetTM can be biodegraded by composting and methane fermentation, and can be expected to contribute to the design of carbon cycle systems.


Through the development of the Green PlanetTM, we will accelerate the industrial structural reform from petroleum to the bioeconomy, and realize a future in which the global environment and economic development are compatible. By replacing plastic, which is difficult to recycle, the Green Planet reduces the use of fossil resources, and contributes to the construction of a carbon recycling system by processing such as composting and biogas after use. Since it is biodegradable in marine, even if it is spilled into the sea, it will biodegrade and contribute to the reduction of marine plastic waste.

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • China/ East Asia
  • Europe


Country : Japan, EU, USA
Project examples : Cutlery, straws, coffee capsules, shopping bags, compost bags, etc.

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Related SDGs Goals

  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13. Climate Action
  • 14. Life Below Water

Biodegradable Polymer