Biodegradable plastics have been advertised as one solution to the plastic pollution problem bedeviling the world, but today's
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  • Apr 21, 2021

New process makes 'biodegradable' plastics truly compostable - Phys.org

Biodegradable plastics have been advertised as one solution to the plastic pollution problem bedeviling the world, but today's "compostable" plastic bags, utensils and cup lids don't break down durin… [+9036 chars]

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