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.
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…
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