Biodegradable plastics and Bioplastics are not the solution

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Biodegradable plastic and bioplastic are not as eco-friendly as you migh think. You might think that these plastics would be able to be composted or that they would simple decompose in the environment. Unfortunately it is not so simple 😔…

Even if bioplastics seem attractive because they are sold as biodegradable, this can almost never be achieved because it needs a perfect combination of light, heat, and oxygen that can very rarely be obtained at home or industrial compost. Moreover they cannot be recycled so it is likely that they will end up in landfill.

Overall, the best solution is to avoid single use items and to prefer reusable ones. There is no magical solution for plastic 😢…

Author: easyecotips