Compostable packaging just as detrimental as plastic bags?

First@Five 31/05/2018
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Apparently you can’t just throw all compostable packaging away and expect it to bio degrade.

Kim Renshaw from Beyond the Bin joins James Coleman on First@5 to discuss New Zealand’s need to facilitate compostable packaging.

Ms Renshaw acts as an independent facilitator for the group and is pleased to have the issue brought to light.

If these sorts of products end up in the environment as litter then they probably do just as much harm as a regular plastic bag.

She emphasises that there’s a "big difference between compostable and biodegradable” and that these differences need to become common knowledge. 

Listen to the full interview with Kim Renshaw above.

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