Would the world beat a path to your door for a fully compostable plastic?
with Raegen Kelly of Better for All
on Sustainability Now! Sunday, November 26th, 5-6 PM
Long-time listeners to Sustainability Now! know that we periodically turn to a focus on plastic, whose production is predicted to skyrocket over the next few decades, as fossil fuel companies look for ways to sell their product. Plastics are not forever, although they last a long time in the environment and are piling up across the world’s lands and oceans. Even notionally “compostable” plastics require special handling if they are to be returned to their constituent components, and most of these plastics are not handled specially.
If you could make a better plastic—one that would decompose into biological carbon in your backyard compost pile—wouldn’t the world beat a path to your door? Maybe not. Join SN! host Ronnie Lipschutz and Raegan Kelly, Head of Product and Sustainability Lead at Better for All, for a conversation about composting plastics. Better for all is trying to widen use of PHBH, a biologically based plastic that breaks down with minimal treatment in your back yard. We are going to talk about why it is so difficult to get the manufacturers of plastic and plastic products to use PHBH and what Better for All is trying to do about that.
That’s on Sustainability Now!, Sunday, November 26th, 2023, from 5-6 PM right here on community radio for the Monterey Bay Region, KSQD 90.7 FM, KSQT 87.9 FM, K207FE (FX) 89.5 and KSQD.org, streaming on the internet.
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