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Public confusion about compostable and biodegradable materials

Consumer research has highlighted the confusion the public have over new forms of biodegradable and compostable packaging which retailers are increasingly introducing. The study commissioned by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) involved questioning over 400 members of the public in order to find out how informed they were about the materials. WRAP materials development manager Peter Skelton told the delegates of a recent Recoup-organised conference ...