New Study Says We Should Nix Biodegradable Additives in Our PlasticsPosted on April 7, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
This article is very poorly written and informs the reader almost nothing. It is as bad as the greenwashing they say the additive makers are doing. How is a reader meat to be able to read this article and make any conclusions from it? They can’t.
There are 3 main different types of biodegradable plastic these days. 1) Compostable (which is biodegradable but only under certain commercial compost facility conditions), 2) oxo degradable which is a chemical reaction noting to do with biodegradation (though the oxo sellers try their hardest to confuse this issue).
The third one is landfill-biodegradable addtives. Some of these have been tested by ASTM standard to show they do work. Yet this article doesn’t not mention this at all.
So how these authors can make a blanket statement and expect people to believe them, shows lack of understanding of the technology. They are not doing the industry any good at all and could be making our plastic waste problem worse.