The BBC has attracted criticism for its coverage of ‘oxo-biodegradable’ plastics, with both proponents and detractors of the controversial material technology questioning the broadcaster’s reporting on the subject, including naturalist Chris Packham’s appearance on The One Show in support of ‘oxo-biodegradables’.
The criticism relates to a segment in last Thursday’s BBC News at 10 (19 July), as well as a special plastics episode of the BBC’s The One Show, broadcast on 16 April, where... More
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