Compostable Materials - A Sustainable Replacement Of Petroleum Based Packaging?
Plastic. Our era’s defining material. The material that is so integrated in our lives and surrounds us in our homes, at work, and even exist in our blood streams.
This essay lays out the facts surrounding the problems of petroleum based plastic and particularly those of disposable packaging that can’t be reused or recycled. It investigates further the possibility of the replacement of compostable materials such as compostable plastic in this segment. Finally it discuss wether changing materials is enough and what additionally needs to be considered for sustainable designs and development.