Prepared for Jens H. | Delivered November 11, 2020
Alternative Plastics Versus Traditional Plastics Research
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To understand the environmental impact of alternative plastics versus traditional plastics.
Alternative Plastics Versus Traditional Plastics
There are still many questions surrounding the environmental impact of alternative plastics and traditional plastics, as environment and temperature are determinant factors. Therefore, degradation rates vary. For example,
HDPE and PLA
have similar degradation rates in maritime environments.
German researchers concluded that "
Biodegradable polymers are
often not as 'biodegradable' as they claim to be—it is always a matter of the surrounding environment."
Additional insights can be found in the
attached Google presentation