Breaking Down Biodegradable: UF Scientist Creates Guide to Bioplastics (Newswise)

Newswise: Breaking Down Biodegradable: UF Scientist Creates Guide to Bioplastics. “‘These days, I get asked about bioplastics a lot,’ said Maia McGuire, a University of Florida/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant agent based in Flagler County. ‘There seems to be an increased awareness of plastic being a problem and people wanting to do better. They see products labeled as “biodegradable,” “compostable,” “green” – and they want to believe that those products are better for the environment without necessarily knowing how to research what to look for or how to interpret the labeling.’ The frequent questions inspired McGuire to publish a document on UF/IFAS Extension’s online collection, EDIS, titled ‘Bioplastics—a better option for the environment?,’ which aims to decipher the labeling of such products.”