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The Bio Plastics Burden

Mary Catherine O'Connor, Waste Age


An overview article on bioplastics from the September 2011 issue of Waste Age. This article discusses a potential boom in the bioplastics industry in the near future, but also the concerns with the varied end-of-life requirements for compostable plastics that some waste haulers and composters have expressed.

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Categories: Backgrounds & Definitions
Format: Webpage
Last Updated: 12/23/2013

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