Unilever, PepsiCo wash hands of ‘biodegradable’ plastic

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More than 150 organizations, including some of the world’s best-known brands, issued a call for governments around the world to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging over fears it can have harmful effects on marine and land environments.

In a statement organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, firms including M&S, Unilever and PepsiCo backed the phase-out of the plastic, which is widely used in packaging and plastic carrier bags and previously had been touted as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastics.

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