Bio-derived Polyethylene :

Braskem and Toyota Corporation started Joint marketing activities for manufacturing polyethylene from sugar cane. Braskem will build a new facility at their existing industrial an annual production capacity of 200,000 short tons and will produce high-density (HDPE) and low-density (LDPE) polyethylene from bioethanol resulting from sugarcane.

Polyethylene can also be made from other feed stocks, including wheat grain and sugar beet. Recovered from cane sugar. plant biomass renewable feedstock; first country that developed product is Brazil .

These progresses are using renewable resources rather than fossil fuel, although the issue of plastic source is at this time negligible in the wake of plastic waste and in particular polyethylene waste as shown above.