Are Bioplastics an Environmental Solution to Plastic?

The term "bioplastics" sounds environmentally-friendly, right? But is it really better than conventional plastic? With so much confusion around plastic alternatives, and even with multiple definitions of bioplastic--one biodegradable and one not--it can be hard to make responsible purchases. We shouldn't assume that all bioplastics can break down.


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