Both Paper and Plastic Cups Harmful to Environment, Asserts Researchers

  • Drink chains’ switch to paper cups from plastic does not curtail environmental harm, with research indicating these cups still leach toxic materials.
  • Materials, like the often used bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA), though potentially biodegradable, caused significant health impacts on aquatic midge larvae.
  • Research supports a complete abandonment of single-use items to cease the spread of plastic toxins and microplastics in the environment.
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