Biodegradable dilemmas

As Colin Williamson Director of Smile Plastics points out (INGREDIENTS NO.4 (2009) Lefteri, C (Ed) ” Biodegradable plastics are another flawed solution. Superficially they sound like an amazing answer to the plastic landfill problem…(biodegradable plastic) slowly degrades, giving off not just CO2 but also methane, a gas which is 24 times more damaging. A concept that looks initially attractive, on examination, can sometimes turn out to be detrimental.”

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