These scientists are helping B.C companies cut plastic pollution

Two scientists working in a lab

A team of scientists at Regenerative Waste Labs in Vancouver are testing plastics advertised as “compostable” to determine how they break down. Plastics can be labelled as compostable, but often don’t break down as advertised and can damage the environment. While the lab may not invent new products, they are helping businesses compare eco-friendly options to ensure responsible management of plastic. Read to learn more about the labs’ alternatives for teabags, toothbrushes and more.

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