Bioplastic and Biodegradable plastic – Is there any difference? – BiotechTrends

In a nutshell, the commercial bio-plastic is more eco-friendly than the conventional kind; however, it is not entirely biodegradable. Bioplastic is made by combining bio-based polymers such as starch with smaller entities of non-degradable plastic to create a product that is susceptible to microbial attack. The microorganisms can attack the biological constituents of the bio-based plastic to break it down into smaller fragments and decreasing the half-life of these plastics. Since they leave behind a non-biodegradable entity, they cannot be considered eco-friendly or biodegradable. 
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Corporations will always try to profit by misleading us. Let’s not be fooled by the words they use to make us believe they’re being environmentally responsible.

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