Expert report on the treatment of biodegradable plastics
There is a small but growing market for biodegradable plastics in Germany and Europe. The products made of these materials are used in agriculture and horticulture as well as collecting bags for biowaste. In addition, there is a growing use in the packaging and consumer goods sector. However, the use of biodegradable plastics in products and especially the handling of biodegradable plastic waste is controversial. For example, biodegradability is seen as a chance in the fight against the long-term littering of the environment, as well as a risk of aggravating the problem of littering and potentially increasing environmental impact.
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