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Cover illustration: Focus: Biopolymers. Petroplastics are usually not made for long term usage and are not biodegradable by microorganisms. This issue of BTJ highlights recent biotech on bioplastics. Edited by Guo-Qiang Chen (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China) it covers review articles and primary research on sustainable, environmentally friendly, less petroleum dependent and CO2 reducing bioplastics for future applications. Image: Plastic silverware, Source: PhotoDisc, Inc./Getty Images.