To tie off Plastic-Free July, last month’s EOM presentation in our Auckland office was on compostable plastics; the use of which has risen in popularity due to the global plastic waste issue. But how effective are these products and are they the magic bullet that they seem?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Felix Morgenstern, one of our Environmental Engineers in the Water Infrastructure team, presented his university honours project. The project looked at how some readily available products perform in a controlled and uncontrolled environment, and whether they do actually fully degrade, whether they just break down into microplastics, or don’t break down at all.