© Alesco / K-online [dim_it:pic_desc]Comparison with bioplastic bags: the German environmental agency concludes that “bags made from biologically degradable plastic are not an environmentally sound alternative to bags made from conventional plastic”. One of their shortcomings is the loss of food-growing land (corn, sugar beet) and the large amount of fertilisers, pesticides and energy required to produce the raw materials – before the actual manufacturing process even begins. Another problem is that bioplastic is biologically degradable but is generally sorted out by composting plants even so, so that it ends up in incineration plants. [/dim_it:pic_desc]