Brief – Industry commits to biodegradable packaging – Europe

Posted on June 11, 2012 by DrRossH in BioPlastics

Brief – Industry commits to biodegradable packaging | EurActiv.

This short little brief has a number of hidden issues in it.  The main ones being it refers to biodegradable plastics when it should say compostable plastics which really means only those plastics that will biodegrade away in a commercial compost facility.   Since there are very few commercial compost facilities around and even less that will accept plastic and there is no special collection for compostable plastics, this consortium well know this agreement they have signed is worth little.

The second issue with the article is that the companies it lists make compostable plastics only so they can say what they like with out having to do change their operations at all except go out and do more marking to sell their products well knowing their products have considerable disposal issues.