Plastic that is compostable at home could save oceans

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Plastic that is compostable at home could save oceans

Plastic Pollution

Plastic may soon be compostable at home thanks to a breakthrough by Irish scientists. Researchers from the Beacon Centre at University College Dublin have developed a biodegradable material that could help to prevent single-use plastics polluting the ocean.

“Imagine putting your waste plastic packaging into a household composting bin that breaks down the plastic and produces compost for your garden or into your brown bin so waste collection companies are able to mix plastic with unavoidable food waste and produce biogas to run their fleet or power your home,” Kevin O’Connor, director of the centre, said.