The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released a letter yesterday to urge the Government to clear up the confusion around environmentally friendly plastics. Ivan gave his comment about what steps consumers and retailers can take when recycling these different types of plastics. You can read the press release here.
As major retailers in New Zealand are removing plastic bags at checkout, Ivan gave his opinion about the plastic pollution problem and alternative ‘biodegradable’ plastic bags. Link to New Zealand Herald article https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12056933 Link to Scoop article http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1805/S00070/smc-how-biodegradable-are-bags.htm Link to Science Media Centre article https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2018/05/23/caution-urged-over-biodegradable-bags-expert-reaction/ Link to Chinese NZ Herald article http://www.chinesenzherald.co.nz/news/lifestyle/are-%27biodegradable%27-plastic-bags-any-better-for-the-planet/