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January 22, 2019 - World Crunch

Is Biodegradable Always Environment-Friendly?

Is Biodegradable Always Environment-Friendly?
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Everyone these days is talking about plastic waste that, instead of being recycled, is floating in the world's seas. In many hip salad bars, for example, food is now available to take away in bowls made of bioplastics. Problem solved, right? 

Wrong. There are bioplastics made from renewable raw materials, for example corn starch, and there are bioplastics that are biodegradable. This isn’t the same thing. Not all plastics made from renewable raw materials, sometimes also known as "bio-based plastics," are biodegradable. And conversely, not all biodegradable plastics are made from renewable raw materials.

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