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Japanese study solves marine plastics waste issue

UK-based Symphony Environmental Technologies has welcomed a report from Tokyo University confirming the biodegradation of biodegradable plastics in harsh deep-sea environments. Claims the report, UV radiation and waves can break plastics down into pieces smaller than 5mm, which gradually sink to the ocean floor. While those conventional microplastics do not chemically decompose, biodegradable plastics can…

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