What manufacturers need to know about bioplastics

Just because bioplastics are partly or fully made from plants does not mean they biodegrade easily when they end up in the ocean. Jonathan Wilkins sheds light on what manufacturers should really know before embracing them

by Jonathan Wilkins
A 47-year-old plastic bottle found on a beach. Photo: Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team/Facebook
A 47-year-old plastic bottle found on a beach. Photo: Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team/Facebook

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