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Adding enzymes to bioplastics can make them disappear
New research shows there may be a way to make easily biodegradable single-use plastics.
Old fish bones could make the eco-friendly plastic we’ve been waiting for
We have a ocean-destroying plastic problem, but fishery waste could help.
A Sea Of Plastic
How scientists and entrepreneurs are tackling the growing problem of our ocean's trash
In The Future, Your Car Interior Could Be Made Of Tomatoes
And no, it's not just ketchup stains.
This Plastic Is Made Of Shrimp Shells
It's called shrilk, and no, it won't cause allergic reactions.
Ground-Up Animal Meat and Bone Could Be Turned Into Biodegradable Plastics
Future petroleum-free plastic could be made from the ground-up bone and meat parts left over from the animal rendering process....
Genetically Engineered Plants Grow Ingredients For Making Green Plastic
In a new breakthrough, scientists from the Brookhaven National Laboratory and Dow AgroSciences have engineered a relative of cabbage to...
New Method Swaps Pressurized Biomass For Petroleum in Plastics, Cosmetics
An accidental chemistry discovery could lead to a new method for making antifreeze, moisturizer and plastic bottles out of biomass...
Decoded Corn Genome Promises Higher Yields, Better Biofuels, New Plastics
With its annual output of over 330 million tons a year feeding animals, running cars, and decorating South Dakota tourist...
Algae Used To Produce Green Plastics, Sans Petroleum
Algae-derived plastics could cut more than half of the petroleum currently used in traditional production