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Your biodegradable bag might not degrade as fast as you’d think, research shows

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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.” Read more…

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Your biodegradable bag might not degrade as fast as you’d think, research shows

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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.” Read more…

More about Mashable Video, Bag, Marine Pollution, Biodegradable, and Compostable

Why putting crisp packs in mail boxes as an act of protest isn’t as effective as you’d think

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We all love a cheeky packet of salt and vinegar. But, what happens to the packaging once we’ve wolfed down those crisps? 

In the case of Walkers crisps, the packaging can’t be recycled, and activists have taken to posting the empty packets back to the manufacturer. But, the Post Office has intervened, urging campaigners not to post crisp packets into red pillar boxes. 

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These straws are edible and could help reduce plastic waste

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LOLISTRAW is an edible, hyper-compostable straw. The straws are made of seaweed and can be turned into fertilizer. Their goal is to replace the 500 million plastic straws that are used and discarded every day in the U.S.

These straws are edible and could help reduce plastic waste

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LOLISTRAW is an edible, hyper-compostable straw. The straws are made of seaweed and can be turned into fertilizer. Their goal is to replace the 500 million plastic straws that are used and discarded every day in the U.S.