Resources

Microplastics-

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52489126

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/12/raining-plastic-colorado-usgs-microplastics

Biodegradable Plastics -

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/biodegradable-plastic

https://phys.org/news/2017-12-truth-bioplastics.html

PLA (Polylactic acid)​ The most common bioplastic. -

https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/corn-plastic2.htm

https://www.thoughtco.com/pros-cons-corn-based-plastic-pla-1203953

PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoates) -

https://www.plasticstoday.com/packaging/pha-bioplastics-tunable-solution-convenience-food-packaging/157388153458558

https://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/sites/default/files/uploaded-pdfs/PHA%20-%20plastic%20the%20way%20nature%20intended_1.pdf

Compostable? Most bioplastics require commercial composting. - 

https://www.situbiosciences.com/product/astm-d6400-compostable-produc-test-composting/


https://bpiworld.org/page-190422


https://www.astm.org/Standards/D6400.htm


The certifications for home composting. -

http://www.tuv-at.be/green-marks/

https://www.dincertco.de/en/dincertco/home.jsp


Does recycling work? -

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/17/plastic-recycling-myth-what-really-happens-your-rubbish


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/10/5-recycling-myths-busted-plastic/#close


https://abc7news.com/society/cas-largest-recycling-center-chain-closes-all-locations/5447020/

Recycling symbols -

https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-tech/sustainable/question217.htm

https://www.roadrunnerwm.com/blog/how-to-read-plastic-recycling-symbols


Aluminum -

https://www.thesca.org/connect/blog/environmental-impact-aluminum

https://www.britannica.com/science/aluminum


Plastic Pollution -

https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/research/how-companies-still-have-it-wrong-on-plastic-pollution-solutions/


https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_forrest_a_radical_plan_to_end_plastic_waste


Oxo-biodegradable/Oxo-degradable plastics -

https://www.european-bioplastics.org/eu-takes-action-against-oxo-degradable-plastics/


https://ag.tennessee.edu/biodegradablemulch/Documents/oxo%20plastics.pdf


https://www.foodbev.com/news/food-companies-back-initiative-ban-oxo-degradable-plastics/

https://ecostandard.org/wp-content/uploads/oxo-statement.pdf

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