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Oxo-degradable plastics slammed in recent study

According to a study funded by the the U.K. government, bags made out of oxo-degradable plastic are harmful to the environment. “As these plastics cannot be composted, the term “biodegradable’ can cause confusion”, said Environment Minister Dan Norris. “We hope this research will discourage manufacturers and retailers from claiming that these materials are better for the environment than conventional plastics,” he added. Read on…

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