Bioplastics that do not biodegrade are better, researchers argue

09/15/2011 | European Plastics News (U.K.)

Bioplastics that do not biodegrade have advantages over those that are compostable, according to a white paper from Biome Bioplastics. Compostable bioplastics have a larger carbon footprint and release sequestered carbon when they biodegrade, the paper says. "More work needs to be done on this issue, but in the intervening time the precautionary approach is to try to ensure that all biodegradable bioplastics are kept out of landfill," the paper says.

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