Saturday, August 24, 2019

Eco-friendly disposables no help with plastic marine debris issue

Here is my letter to Straits Times how companies choosing to use eco-friendly disposables does not help with the plastic marine issue:

Here are the reference links:
-  up to 50 years for a Styrofoam cup:
- While the paper which makes up 75% of a beverage carton ,
https://www.veolia.com/en/newsroom/news/tetra-pak-recycling-beverage-carton-packaging
- Biodegrable and oxo biodegradable plastics such as corn ware still
contain plastics
(https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/emerging-enterprise-2016/olive-green-turns-plastic-eco-friendly-amended)
- Otherwise, if these options are rated “industrial compostable” and will need 60C to fully compost within 6 months. (http://www.bpf.co.uk/topics/standards_for_compostability.aspx)

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