Bioplastics are praised by many as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastics. On the other hand, there are also many critical voices that claim biodegradable bioplastics were “nonsense” or at least question their ecological benefit.
Plastic is not only a huge problem for our environment, but has also been suspected for years to be harmful to our health – with more and more studies proving this.
The landfill – and the Western mode of managing waste in general – is garbage (pun intended) and isn’t going to be very feasible in the future. Especially since population growth is expected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050. That’s going to be a lot of waste to deal with.
More and more companies are promoting their products or packaging as “biodegradable” or “compostable”. That sounds good to us as consumers – somehow more environmentally friendly, right?
Pollution is very much a hot topic in the modern age—and with good reason. As humans have evolved and our industries, population, and production have exploded, so has pollution.