Degradable plastic bag myth

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Sydney Morning Herald
25/04/2016

The big green furphy: experts bust degradable plastic bag myth

"Degradable" plastics, commonly used for shopping and rubbish bags, contain additives that make them disintegrate more quickly than traditional plastics. Some people also refer to these products as "biodegradable".

While such bags do not remain for decades in the environment as large debris, they can break into smaller and smaller particles until they become microplastics - tiny plastic fragments less than five millimetres in size.

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