"Parliament also wants to see ‘the most dangerous plastics’ withdrawn from the market...Dangerous plastics were defined as those ‘most disruptive to human health and the environment, such as micro- and oxo-biodegradable plastics,’ as well as plastics containing heavy metals and other substances that can make recycling more difficult."(emphasis added)So oxo-biodegradable plastics, the Holy Grail of greens everywhere is now considered a dangerous plastic? And good old polyethylene and other petroleum-based plastics are not? Oh happy day!
I'm pretty stifled to say anything else, but this does sort of remind me of that awful editorial in Nature from a year ago where the authors proposed classifying all plastic waste as hazardous.
Let's just say that I don't expect this legislation to get too far.
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