Disposable plasticware replacing biodegradable natural alternatives

Posted on January 20, 2012 by DrRossH in General

This is going to be an environmental disaster for those regions.  More of the not so good exports from the West to the third world.   There are a number of biodegradable plastic options that could be used to prevent this from happening.  The best and simplest would be the use of a landfill biodegradable additive added to the plastic at the time of plate or spoon production.  Then when these items are discarded, they will biodegrade away in a few years.  It does cost a few cents more to add this landfill-biodegradable additive into the plastic, but the benefits on the reduction of plastic waste afterwards are enormous. Full Story