A recent study by the University of Plymouth led by research fellow Imogen Napper shows that bags labelled as biodegradable can still carry five pounds of shopping three years after being discarded as litter.
Professor Richard Thompson calls for “clearer policy and international standards to define what we mean when we say something is biodegradable.”
We had the first wave on traditional mainstream media:
- BBC – ‘Biodegradable’ plastic bags survive three years in soil
- National Geographic -Biodegradable shopping bags buried for three years still work
- Euronews – Watch: Biodegradable bags are not truly biodegradable, new study says
- The Guardian – ‘Biodegradable’ plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea
- Daily Mail – New tests reveal some plastic bags that are meant to be ‘biodegradable’ can still carry a full load of shopping years after they were thrown away
Now Comes the Second Wave on Internet Media:
At some point, we may want to reconsider a few things, reconsider our beliefs….
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