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.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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