Experts shed light on issues about bio-based materials

02/8/2010 | Earth911.com

In clarifying common misconceptions about bio-based materials, this article sought the help of several experts, including Keith Christman of the American Chemistry Council, to explain some key characteristics of these materials, including biodegradability, compostability and life cycle. "The overall theme is that [bio-based materials and biodegradables] are innovative, but we need to be careful about it and we need to do some careful analysis," Christman said.

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