Biodegradable plastic


How much rubbish do you make every week? How much of it is plastic?

Lots of plastics can be recycled. This means they are used again to make new things. This is good for the environment.


Rubbish at landfill siteRubbish also goes to rubbish tips. If the waste contains plastics, they may stay there for many years. This is not good for the environment - and we are running out of room!

Some plastics, though, are biodegradable. This means that instead of staying as pieces of plastic, they will break down naturally in the ground.



Let's find out more about biodegradable plastics!