Are there viable solutions to plastic pollution?

Our reliance on plastic has so many problems: plastic is straight-up made from fossil fuels, it almost always turns into elusive and potentially harmful microplastics, the recycling system is deeply flawed, and the flow of more cheap, single-use plastics seems impossible to stop. In reality, though, our plastic addiction is only a few decades old. There are, however, solutions to plastic pollution, both newfangled and old-fashioned, that we can curb our use.

New technologies pop up every day: creating fossil-free plastic alternatives, uncovering teeny tiny creatures that like to munch on plastic, detecting and removing waste from the natural environment, and more. But the easiest way to help stop the flood of planet-killing plastics is to choose not to use them—and to advocate for legislation that puts the onus on plastic producers to pay for the transition.

Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM) is a growth oriented, commercially driven technology group. The Group’s primary activity is the development of its fast growing business in bioplastics. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.

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