Green Plastics – Blue Ocean: The future of biopolymer plastics and textiles

We are living in the age of the Capitalocene, an epoch of environmental crisis resulting from capitalist commerce and industry. According to finance website Business Insider, in 2019 the fashion industry accounted for 10% of humanity’s total global carbon emissions. Nathaniel Otjen, in When Things Hail: The Material Encounter in Anthropocene Literature, concedes that “We recognize we are now ‘being acted upon’ by material agents of our own creation”. This realisation is driving a movement toward eco‑conscious endeavours.

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