24 May 2018

'Biodegradable' not properly tested

From The Panel, 4:43 pm on 24 May 2018

A European study argues testing methods are not good enough to predict the impact of 'biodegradable' plastic in marine habitats.

Products that may have passed the biodegradability could still take a long time to degrade in lakes, rivers and oceans.

Professor of Engineering Thomas Neitzert joins the show to tell us why biodegradable plastic could be dangerous for the environment.

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Photo: AFP