Make it the law for everyday plastics to be made antimicrobial and oxo-biodegradable

Make it the law for everyday plastics to be made antimicrobial and oxo-biodegradable

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Susan Roberts started this petition to The UK Parliment

 

 


The current pandemic has shown how important plastic is for protecting our food and people from microbes.  It is much better than paper or cloth.   It is also possible, at a reasonable cost, to make plastic so that it will destroy bacteria and viruses within an hour of coming into contact with it.  The protection is locked into the plastic itself and keeps on working for the lifetime of the product – so there is no need for sprays or wipes. 


However, if this plastic escapes collection for recycling and ends up in the open environment as litter, it would be a persistent environmental nuisance, unless it was also made with oxo-biodegradable technology. Oxo-biodegradable plastic can be used for all the same purposes as regular plastic, but if littered on land or sea it will degrade and biodegrade in the same way as nature’s wastes and much, much faster than regular plastic.

If you would like to see everyday plastic items like face masks, gloves, reusable bags, and packaging made with plastic that can protect people and also the environment, please sign up now.

This isn't a crusade, this is what we all need to see happen in order for us to protect our world, to keep it safe and sustainable for future generations, our voices are what make a difference, be part of the change, let's make this happen.

 

 

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