In their January 2023 report Summary of responses and government response the UK government say “Compostable plastics must be sent to an industrial composter for them to compost, so if littered in the open environment they will act much like any other plastic. In addition, because they are visibly indistinguishable from non-compostable plastics, even when they are sent to industrial composters there is no guarantee that they will not be stripped out at the start of the process and sent to landfill or incineration plants.”
PLASTICS PACTS MISLEAD CONSUMERS
My attention has been drawn to the US Plastics Pact, which is treated with respect in the US, but is actually misleading consumers. It needs to be revised, as it is distorting the market.
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