Rethink plastic - think bioplastic!
Posted on 11/04/2019
Through the platform they share content about the whole plastic life cycle (production, use and disposal) and investigate the science behind recent plastics headlines. #ThinkBioplastic aims to highlight the role of bioplastic in reducing the negative impact of polymer manufacture and disposal.
They have recently launched series 2 of their easily digestible videos, which dig deeper into the science behind bioplastics.
Here’s what the different episodes in series 2 cover:
Episode 5: To Bio or Not To Bio
All the questions the #ThinkBioplastics team have received about bioplastics, answered in less than 10 minutes.
Episode 6: ScienceTime – The Game Show
In this episode they cover plenty of practical questions that individuals can encounter on a daily basis, such as: what’s the difference between compostable and biodegradable? What bin do I throw my bioplastic cup into? How can I tell when a plastic is bio-based or not?
Episode 7: But I recycle!
Recycling, the silver bullet to plastic pollution?
Episode 8: Can Bioplastics ever compete?
Apart from being more sustainable, can bioplastics truly match their oil-based counterparts?
In case you missed it, the videos in series 1 covered:
Episode 1: What’s wrong with plastic?
We’ve all heard the news, we have a plastic problem. Ocean plastic, microplastic, plastic pollution, plastic waste… We’re finally waking up to the impacts of our addiction to single-use plastic. But what exactly is wrong with plastic?
Episode 2: Unsavoury beginnings
Taking a close look at plastics. How close? Molecular.
Episode 3: Why won’t you die?
The reason that we’re drowning in plastic is simple – plastic doesn’t breakdown.
Episode 4: Plastic from plants
Plastic…from plants? Could this be the solution to our plastic problem? It’s time to talk about bioplastics.
You can find out more about think #ThinkBioplastics on their website here.