Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics


Plastic pollution. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care.
“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…” — Claire Le Guern, author of “Plastic Pollution: The Great Plastic Tide” ©-2009.

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Bioplastics are in fact just as toxic as other plastics, according to an article recently published in Environment International.

“Bio-based and biodegradable plastic are not any safer than other plastics,” says Lisa Zimmermann from Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. She is the lead author of the recent article…

Read Full Article, PysOrh (10-23-2020)

Plastic Pollution: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land…

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