Alternative Plastics Versus Traditional Plastics Research
Delivered November 11, 2020. Contributor: Daniela B.
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."