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Biodegradable plastics are the 'enemy of the environment,' says UN scientist

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 26, 2016 01:07 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified May 25, 2016

To combat the massive problem of plastic debris in the world’s oceans, manufacturers developed lightweight plastic products that are supposed to break down rapidly, thus reducing hazards to marine animals. The so-called ‘biodegradable plastics’ aren’t the answer, according to the United Nations’ top environmental scientist, because they don’t behave as promised. Instead, the ‘greener’ plastics contribute to the problem of ocean plastic just as much as other varieties. Previous...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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