Research Finds Some Bioplastics Have A Higher Environmental Footprint

Published: 29 December 2010
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to “Discovery News,” Plant-based plastics appeal to green-minded consumers thanks to their renewable origins, but their production carries environmental costs that make them less green than they may seem, research says. “The main concern for us is that these plant-derived products have a green stamp on them just because they’re derived from biomass,” said study author Amy Landis of the University of Pittsburgh. “It’s not true that they should be considered sustainable. Just because they’re plants doesn’t mean they’re green.”

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