Entries by Robin Tuckerman

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Current biodegradable plastics can’t solve marine debris problem

A United Nations report that aimed to verify a thesis that plastics considered “biodegradable” may play an important role in reducing marine litter, has released findings that indicate that this thesis won’t fly. The report, entitled ‘Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, Concerns and Impacts on Marine Environments’, found that complete biodegradation of plastics occurs […]