Bio-based alternative to microplastics could cut marine litter

Natural products such as apricot kernels, beeswax and bio-based and biodegradable polymers could be used instead of conventional plastics in cosmetic products to cut down on marine litter according to a study carried out by the nova-Institute.

The study was commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency after scientific studies showed that litter in oceans and inland waters is dominated by plastics. The occurrence of microplastics has also been verified in water bodies, sediments and on beaches. (…) (, 30/09/15)

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