There is a lot that is good about plastic . Its strong, its hygienic, its waterproof and its still very cheap. Recycled plastics are OK, but they don't degrade and will still lie around in the environment for decades. Ordinary plastic and recycled plastic can now be made oxo-biodegradable.
This is done by including an additive which makes it degrade, then biodegrade, on land or at sea, in the light or the dark, in heat or cold, in whatever timescale is required, leaving NO fragments NO methane and NO harmful residues. Oxo-bio can be tested according to American Standard 6954, and is made from a by-product of oil refining which used to be wasted, so nobody is importing extra oil to make it. There is little or no additional cost."Compostable" plastics made from crops, are up to 400% more expensive, they are often not strong enough for use in high-speed machinery, and they emit methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) in landfill. Also, it is wrong to use land, water and fertilisers to grow crops for bioplastics and biofuels, which drives up the cost of food for the poorest people.