Recycling

  • Certified biodegradable products that are intentionally designed to be recovered by means of organic recycling are expected to be treated in composting plants or anaerobic digestors. Mechanical recycling is usually not the proper recovery option for these materials.
  • Biodegradable plastics are not designed to be thrown away in the environment and should not encourage a throw-away mentality.
  • Biodegradable plastics biodegrade in controlled environments under defined conditions.
  • Like traditional plastics, biodegradable plastics do not degrade efficiently in landfills due to the lack of oxygen and humidity, and the low temperatures.
  • Establishment of sound waste management combined with education and raising environmental awareness is the only sustainable solution.

 

Did you know ?
  • This skate is made from used plastics fishing nets abandoned on the beaches and oceans.
  •  
  •  
  •