​Are plastics alternatives the solution to the litter problem?

​To the uninformed, this might seem an excellent and practical solution to solving an irritating problem.  The reality, unfortunately, is far from the truth.  Read Anton Hanekom's opinion piece on this question.

​Degradable, Biodegradable and Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics

​As the use and publicity of degradable plastics increases, so does the confusion surrounding the environmental claims put forward.  The general perception is that degradable plastics will dissolve and disappear over time versus conventional plastics that will be around forever. It is not that simple.Plastics|SA has created this position paper with the intention of better informing the public, media and packaging decision makers.