While bioplastics are certainly a better alternative to petroleum-based plastic, they aren’t perfect. Because of misleading marketing, there’s a lot of general confusion about what exactly are bioplastics, and what happens to them after you discard them. Learn the facts about bioplastics, and why they aren’t quite yet the answer to plastic pollution we’re looking for.
It’s no secret that plastic pollution is directly responsible for the deaths of animals in all types of ecosystems. Though it’s easy to look away from such distressing sights, it’s in the best interest of the entire planet to face it head-on, and to decide to do something about it. Here are just a few ways wildlife is being impacted by our plastic problem, and what you can do today to make the change you want to see.