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Tag Archives: 20th anniversary of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)

Biodegradable Plastic Doesn’t Degrade in the Sea

Widespread adoption of products labelled “biodegradable” will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, concluded a U.N. report released this week. The report Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, Concerns and Impacts on Marine Environments finds that complete biodegradation of plastics occurs in conditions that ...

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