Can plastics that degrade in nature solve a global crisis?

Proponents of so-called oxodegradable and oxobiodegradable plastics say that the technology is a silver bullet solution to the plastics crisis. But others warn that the products could have unintended environmental consequences. David Burrows investigates

by David Burrows
Photograph: Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images
Photograph: Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images

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