THE BONNIE BIO BLOG

WHAT IS PLA?

PLA (polylactic acid) is typically made from the sugars in corn starch (as is the case with Bonnie Bio’s certified compostable & biodegradable plastic alternatives range), cassava or sugarcane…

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MICROPLASTICS: SMALL PLASTIC, BIG PROBLEM

Microplastics are filling the seas and working their way into the creatures that live in them. That means that these ocean microplastics are entering the food chain and ultimately our bodies. It’s not just fish and shellfish where researchers are finding microplastics…

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THE UGLY TRUTH: OXO-DEGRADABLE PLASTIC

Oxo-degradable plastic packaging is often marketed as a solution to plastic pollution because it claims to degrade into harmless residues. However, this is not the case. Instead, these products fragment into tiny shards of plastic that actually contribute to plastic pollution…

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BIOPLASTIC BASICS

Petroleum-based plastic takes so much time to break down that every plastic item ever created still exists in some form on the planet. Plastic disintegrates into smaller and smaller pieces or microplastics. These are eventually absorbed into the environment, causing irreversible damage to the ecosystem…

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