The traditional plastics industry consumes about 8% of the global annual production of non-renewable fossil fuels. Alternatively, Solegear’s bioplastics are made from the maximum possible amounts of annually renewable, plant-based materials, sometimes as much as 100%.
In addition, we’re proving that plant-based plastics do not have to deliver inferior performance. Bio-based starches and sugars from plant-based sources can actually help improve the performance of any plastic, and the technology to use readily available agricultural by-products is improving all the time. Plant-based plastics can also biodegrade much more easily, can be produced almost infinitely and even consume carbon as the raw materials grow.
 Perspectives on Sustainable Technology
edited by M. Rafiqul Islam, 2008, Nova Publishers, page 81