Citizen Science – Do Biodegradable Plastics Actually Biodegrade?

3 November 2022

What should a compostable plastics system look like? Do biodegradable plastics actually biodegrade? UCL’s Big Compost Experiment has released results of its citizen science project on compostable plastics, and the “biodegradable” claims are not very convincing. A summary and an interview with project leader Mark Miodownik, the UCL Professor of Materials & Society, is available on the“>BBC Inside Science show 3 November 2022 (scroll to 18:40).