Is biodegradable plastic better?

Oxfordshire councils are working with national organisations to ensure that more of the plastic used can be easily recycled.  Plastic can be made from traditional fossil based sources or natural bio-based materials.  Both can be used to make nonbiodegradable, biodegradable or compostable plastics which can lead to confusion around how they should be recycled or disposed of.

Any type of plastic that isn’t collected and treated appropriately and escapes into the environment has the potential to have a long-lasting impact.