Confusion about biopolymer and biodegradation

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Consumers are confused. The general public assumes that bio-based polymers are biodegradable and because biodegradability is considered a positive attribute, this confusion is often cherished rather than clarified. In his column in Chemistry Today (G.J.M. Gruter in Chem Today 2019 37 (4) page 54-55), Chief Technology Officer Gert-Jan Gruter discusses the misuse of scientific terms and the resulting confusion within the general public.


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