The growing amount of plastic waste and microplastics is a major problem for the environment. Many countries have announced polices to tackle this issue. One of the UK Plastic Pact Targets is to enable 100% of plastics packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. We see biodegradable plastics as the future of plastic to address the challenge of growing amount of plastic accumulation on our planet. IBPA’s mission is to develop the interaction and collaborations between academia and industry, unite all partners and stakeholders who share the same vision, hereby to promote the use of biodegradable plastics in industrial applications.