US organisation against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics

Problematic for recycling / Potential increase in CO2 emissions and littering

(USA) – An organisation of American packaging manufacturers and consumer goods firms has spoken out against the use of biodegradability additives in conventional fossil feedstock-based plastics. In a position paper published in December, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) finds that "these additives do not ...

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