January 22, 2014

Study on compostables in recycling

For years, the waste management industry claims that bioplastics can cause a serious disturbance in the established recycling streams such as PE and PET.

The trade association European Bioplastics released a study in December stating that up to 10% compostable plastics (such as PLA, PBAT, starch blends) mixing with conventional plastics in post-consumer recycling streams show no or negligible impact on the mechanical performance of the recyclates.

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