South Africa: Biodegradable Label Less Eco-Friendly Than It Promises

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Cape Town — South Africans buying products with “biodegradable” plastic packaging are often duped by companies eager to profit from the current trend towards environmentally-conscious consumerism. While the plastics do break up into small pieces, they remain toxic and potentially dangerous to human health. AllAfrica and IPS

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