“There’s a lot of different types of ways to make bioplastics from different sorts of plants,” said Molly Morse of bioplastics start-up Mango Materials. The different types of bioplastics are essentially different materials, so they all break down differently. “Bioplastics as a whole can give people, consumers, a false sense of responsibility, and I think that’s very important,” said Adam Lowry of Method Home. People believe that bioplastics can be thrown in the trash and they will biodegrade in the landfill, which is not the case.
Check out the segment from the Climate One event “Beyond Plastics” at the Commonwealth Club here.
Molly Morse, CEO, Mango Materials
Bridgett Luther, President, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Adam Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products, PBC, Method
Keith Christman, Plastic Markets Managing Director, American Chemistry Council
This program was recorded in front of a live audience on January 30, 2014.