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How Environmentally friendly are Biodegradable products – EEA briefing

Biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastic products like shopping bags, packaging or drinking cups are being increasingly promoted as greener solution than traditional plastic products for consumers. But how environmentally-friendly are they? A European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing released today says clearer labelling and better public awareness will improve the correct disposal of the...
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Biodegradable carrier bags may not degrade so quickly after all

Biodegradable plastic carrier bags cannot be relied upon to degrade more quickly, according to a new study published on 28 April in Environmental Science & Technology(1). The findings suggest plastic bags labelled “biodegradable” can still accumulate in the environment, and therefore, substantially contribute to the plastic pollution problem. More than 335 million tonnes of plastic is produ...
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