Why Oxo-Biodegradable Plastic Really Does Biodegrade – Waste Management WorldPosted on May 8, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
Why is it that the only ones promoting oxodegradation are the manufactures of the oxodegradable additive. The author was correct in stating that oxodegradable additives causes the plastic to fragment down to little pieces of plastic which is worse for the environment. But to then claim they are ‘biodegraded’ with no test results is nonsense. Even this company will admit that oxodegradation does not work in landfills where most plastic ends up in western type countries. Yes it will make litter disappear from visible sight after approx 2 years, but is that what we want? We want to have littered plastic visible for two years then for it to be broken down into little bits where it then blows and flows around and now it is a size that wildlife can eat? This is not the product we should be using.