Ceci n'est pas un Plastic Bag

  • 2008-11-26
  • By Kristina Pauksens
RIGA - The latest eco trend to hit the shops of Latvia is the "bio-plastic bag" 's an allegedly biodegradable plastic bag that is not in fact made of plastic at all.Green-minded shoppers must beware, however, as there has been a recent controversy over the question of whether or not these bio-bags are truly biodegradable. In Latvia, there are significant tax breaks for companies using biodegradable bags and this has led some producers to take short cuts.Some are creating bags which are not in fact truly biodegradable, but appear biodegradable to the untrained eye."We have to be care...
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