Plastic Bottle Controversy in California
Can plastic ever be considered biodegradable or compostable? In California different groups have different answers to this question. ENSO Plastics, a supplier of plastic bottles, uses a biodegradable additive in their plastic bottles that they say helps them break down in a landfill environment. Recycling advocates in California aren’t buying it though, calling them out on the fact that plastic still takes centuries to break down.
Wracking our brains and spending millions in the laboratory to develop a perfectly compostable, 100% biodegradable bottle sounds like a lot of work. Wouldn’t a simpler solution be to steer towards re-usables?