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[GreenYes] RE: Support for bioplastics



I too have always wondered about the safety of these degrading materials.
Sometimes I wonder if the esthetic problem of lumps of plastic in a landfill
are not outweighed by the long-term immobility of those chunks.

Can anyone comment on the breakdown products, time-scle, etc of
'bioplastics' and other 'degradable' plastics?

Paul
Boston


Support for bioplastics
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/61c8c871dbe93c98
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Date: Wed, Feb 22 2006 12:13 pm
From: RicAnthony@no.address

In a message dated 2/15/2006 7:15:21 AM Pacific Standard Time,
hspie@no.address writes:
Again, it's very decent of NatureWorks to offer to pay for skids of the
material, but can it be separated, and at what cost? What machines will be
required?
These are very important questions.

What happens to this material (PLA) in soil, in our food, in our bodies.

How does the precautionary principle apply here?

Rick

Ricanthony@no.address
RichardAnthonyAssociates.com
San Diego, California



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