Biodegradable & Compostable Plastics

Biodegradable & Compostable Plastics

"Biodegradable plastics are not effective yet because they must be disposed of correctly or they may never break down as claimed."

Something is considered biodegradable if it can be broken down by living things, usually by microorganisms like bacteria and fungi. Degradable products do not require living organisms to break down. Instead, chemical additives are used in the plastic to make it crumble more quickly into smaller pieces of plastic than it would otherwise. Thus, the plastic pollution problem is still there if not worsened as smaller pieces of plastic litter can be more hazardous to wildlife.

So no plastic is still the goal.

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