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  • Yikes: Biodegradable Plastic Doesn’t Actually Break Down in the Ocean

    Yikes: Biodegradable Plastic Doesn’t Actually Break Down in the Ocean

    It’s tempting to think of purchasing plastic cups labelled as compostable or using plastic cutlery made of biodegradable materials as a better choice for the environment — but there are a lot of complexities at play. A study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE demonstrates how a popular bioplastic advertised as biodegradable does not actually break…