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- A Mexican researcher has invented a new form of
biodegradable plastic made primarily from the juice of prickly pear cactus
- The pulp
of the prickly pear is mixed with non-toxic additives to produce sheets that
can be used for packaging.
- In March 2019, UN member states at the United
Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya, pledged to
significantly reduce single-use plastic products by 2030.
- Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are
the ones which are used only once before they are thrown away or
recycled. Example: plastic straws, plastic bottles, plastic cutlery etc.