Renewable Matter # 28 / July-August

Biopolymers: In the Right Place

by Sergio Ferraris

It has been confirmed that biopolymers in general, and Mater-Bi in particular, are biodegradable in the marine environment. However, this does not equate to a “licence to dump.”


Plastic. An essential material that for decades has been managed inadequately. An unsustainable cycle from the cradle to the grave. The lack of circularity is disastrous with results speaking for themselves. With the proliferation of different types of polymers, recycling becomes very difficult. A large proportion of plastics – with the exception of the six types used for...

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