It’s the New Year and you may have made it a goal to waste less and recycle more. That’s great!
A common question we receive here at SLCgreen is about so-called “compostable” or “biodegradable” disposables.
What are they? Are they better than regular disposables? Can they go in the brown curbside compost can?
At first blush, they seem to offer a great solution–the convenience of single-use bags, plates, cups, and utensils — with a supposedly more environmentally-friendly footprint.
However, the truth is more complicated.
That’s because, as it turns out, these single-use ‘bioplastic’ products are just as bad for the environment as the regular single-use plastic products they were meant to replace.
So what is bioplastic? Read more