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

Photograph: Plastic pollution © SAF – Coastal Care.

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…

And if you can read one more thing, make it this:

“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 “When Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide” © 2009.

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