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Another BS call…

Posted by Luke on February 24, 2010

Hopefully this is my last BS call for a while…

An article on GreenUpGrader.com claimed that bioplastic cups might be bad for the environment because they drive up corn prices, don’t actually biodegrade, and cause issues in recycling facilities.  Below is my response to Becky (the writer) which was also submitted as a comment on the GreenUpGrader website.

The claims in this article are, plain and simple, inaccurate. PLA/bioplastics do not impact corn prices. I am involved in the industry and have seen the data. Stating otherwise is untrue. Also, bioplastics are not causing an issue in the recycling industry as of now because there isn’t enough in the recycling stream. I’m involved in recycling industry trade associations and know this first hand. Don’t make bioplastics out to be bad when they actually save resources, emit fewer greenhouse gases , and have a significantly better life cycle and carbon footprint than conventional products.

I’m happy to go into more detail with anyone on this topic.

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One Response to “Another BS call…”

  1. Wendell Simonson said

    Great stuff, Luke. Keep it coming

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