Posts tagged ‘plastics’
Biodegradable plastics are made of polymers from a natural and renewable source like wheat or corn starch. These polymers are more accessible to microorganisms in the environment that can break down the substances. Traditional plastics are made of polymers that are too long and too tightly linked for the decomposer organisms to break down. Considering how much stuff is made of plastics in our daily life, these persistent plastics will be a hazard to our environment for a long, long time.