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Focus on “Biobased,” “Biodegradable,” & "Compostable" Plastics

Publication number Date Published
14-07-017August 2014
VIEW NOW Focus on “Biobased,” “Biodegradable,” & "Compostable" Plastics (Number of pages: 4) (Publication Size: 222KB)

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Author(s) Xiao, Canming
Description This focus sheet provides general definitions, clarifies misconceptions, and discusses end-of-life management of bioplastic products.
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Keywords biobased plastics, biodegradable plastics, compostable plastics, plastic, composting, compost
WEB PAGE Organic Materials Management