U.S scientists claim to have developed a new plastic that can degrade by up to 98% in household compost in just few days, simply by adding heat and water.
Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water. The new process produces 'plastic' from marine microorganisms that completely recycle into organic waste.
A type of compostable bioplastic made of corn starch, sugar and used cooking oil, created by Crafting Plastics Studio, could replace "all the packaging we know", according to its designers.
Tesco has become the latest in a string of supermarkets, retailers, and parliaments to crack down on single-use plastic, announcing a ban on all non-recyclable plastic packaging on its “own-brand” products.