Bioplastics aren’t the future, says Potočnik – Europe

Posted on November 10, 2012 by DrRossH in BioPlastics

Bioplastics aren’t the future, says Potočnik

The simplest way to get recycling up to very high numbers it to put a value on plastic waste.  This could be in the form of a plastic tax put on manufacturers who produce non biodegradable plastics, or a deposit/refund scheme for plastic (albeit it hard to administer considering every shape of plastic packaging in use today.) 

For plastic waste, especially waste from one use plastic items, then it is the manufacturers who make these products and the sellers who sell them are responsible for the problems they create.  The users are responsible as well, but often they have no alternative choice and have to purchase items in plastic nowadays.  If they had non plastic choices then we may be seeing a different situation.