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Bioplastics cannot save us. The best strategy for cleaning up our planet is saying goodbye to single-use plastic products! Ready to have your eyes opened when it comes to bioplastics? 5 Gyres tackles the promises of bioplastic technology in their annual report and comes to one startling conclusion: bioplastics simply aren’t what they’re cracked up to be.
Our ingenuity is now backed up with advances in science and engineering along with some classic outside of the box thinking. The phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has never been more relevant. Everything from fungi to prawn shells and palm leaves is being turned into biodegradable packaging.
Why “biodegradable” utensils aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Plant-based, compostable or biodegradable bio-plastics are marketed as a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic. But are they better or worse than plastic?