Misconceptions about Biodegradable Plastics

There is considerable debate as to the extent to which plastics intended to be biodegradable do actually biodegrade in the natural environment.

This extends to the peer-reviewed scientific literature but is most intense between those organisations that can be thought to have a vested interest in the outcome, such as the producers of different types of plastics, the producers of additive chemicals intended to promote degradation and those involved in the waste management and recycling sectors.

Read this report commissioned by The Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA).

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