Biodegradable Plastics & Marine Litter

The latest report of UNEP " Biodegradable plastics & Marine litter - misconceptions, concerns and impacts on marine environments . The main conclusion drawn from the report is "Polymers which will biodegrade in the terrestrial environment, under favourable conditions (e.g.AcC, PBS, PCL, PES, PVA), also biodegrade in the marine environment, but much more slowly and their widespread use is likely to lead to continuing littering problems and undesirable impacts ". See below the full report.