Climate idea

Erlijn van Genuchten

16 w

Plastic Pollutes

Climate idea

Biodegradable plastic is not always biodegradable

Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that remain in nature for many years. Numerous people are taking initiatives to solve this problem. One of these initiatives is producing biodegradable plastic. This type is more environmentally friendly than conventional plastics: they can be decomposed with the help of microorganisms instead of being fragmented into microplastics. But unfortunately, biodegradable plastic is not always as biodegradable as we may think! This is because biodegradability depends on environmental circumstances and is different in a laboratory than in real life. So, a good reason not to litter, even when it is biodegradable plastic Learn more:
https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/is-biodegradable-plastic-really-biodegradable-33e92dfae32c


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  • We Don't Have Time

    15 w

    Dear Erlijn van Genuchten Thank you for getting your climate idea to level 2! We have reached out to Plastic Pollutes and asked what they think. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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    • Erlijn van Genuchten

      15 w

      @WeDontHaveTime Thank you Adam for letting me know and keeping me updated!

    • Munene Mugambi

      15 w

      Let's just get rid of all plastics

      • walter lungayi

        15 w

        Indeed the best solution is, not to litter then everywhere

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        • Anon.org

          15 w

          Environmental factors such as temperature and humidity play an important role in decomposing 'biodegradable plastics'. Surface area is also a factor when mulching

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          • Tabitha Kimani

            15 w

            Plastics components cant decompose completely and humans are left with no choice but to stop their production and look for alternatives.

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            • Paula Valencia

              16 w

              What to do with dog bags? Are they not good enough if they are biodegradable??

              • Erlijn van Genuchten

                16 w

                @paula_valencia They are definitely better than non-biodegradable plastic. But I would suggest to not litter them either, just to make sure they don't pollute.

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              • Ajema Lydiah

                16 w

                a wonderful one

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                • Kamau WA Githinji

                  16 w

                  great idea

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