People mistakenly try to recycle them, thereby contaminating the waste stream. Plus, they’re not really compostable….
Although they’re designed and marketed as environmentally conscious alternatives, bioplastics are confusing consumers and causing headaches for waste management facilities. Not only are compostable bioplastics erroneously thrown into recycling bins, they don’t compost as well as advertised….
Bioplastics are newly popular, but they’re not a new concept….
The problem, she learned, was the same for people disposing of bioplastics at home. If too many bioplastics are mixed with food waste or yard waste the whole “green” bin can’t be composted, so it ends up in the landfill….