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Research casts doubt on the biodegradability claims of bioplastics

Bamboo dishes and cutlery
The study tested bioplastics against products made from natural fibres such as bamboo forks, which remained similarly intact in terrestrial environments to bioplastic items (Photo: TaniaJoy/Envato)

A new study suggests that final products should be tested under real-world conditions

A study on the rates at which bioplastic products degrade in different environments has found that these tend to fall short of companies’ claims about single-use items. 

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