Myth – Biodegradable plastic doesn’t need to be recycled.
Truth – Decomposition of improperly treated biodegradable plastic releases methane gas into the atmosphere. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than C02!
It is a common misconception that it is ok to send biodegradable plastic to the landfill. When biodegradable plastic breaks down in a landfill it releases large amounts of harmful methane gas. In some landfills this methane gets soaked up through expensive methane capture systems but in many cases it goes straight into the atmosphere where it is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide! The best way to dispose of biodegradable plastic is by sending it to a commercial composting or recycling facility.
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