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Bioplastics News Stream

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Fava bean- and sugar-based plastics, 30+ startups using seaweed, bio-circular economy, biodegradables from sugar, fashion-able bioplastics.

One of the most dynamic categories in plastics is for bioplastics aka biopolymers and related bio-based materials made from renewable sources.

The articles PlasticsToday publishes related to this high-interest, fast-accelerating topic represent only the fraction of what’s happening in this market. That’s the idea behind this new curated stream of Tweets drawn from Twitter dedicated to bioplastic news, research, and innovations that will be updated frequently.

Bioplastics made from beans in Africa.

Sugar-based plastics.

Startups making bioplastics from seaweed are proliferating.

Bioplastics for a circular economy from Chemistry News.

New biodegradable polymers from sugars.

Are bioplastics fashion-able?

Informative video of biopolymer research.

Bioplastics myths busted by The Washington Post.

Novamont invests $87 million in plant producing biodegradable biopolyesters.

First biopolymer heart valve doing well.

Hemp biocomposites and bioplastics.

 How to make your own bioplastics.

Bioplastic reduces carbon dioxide emission by 30% to 70%.

Research: pectin films source for biopolymer food packaging.

3D printed bioplastic accessories made from post-consumer waste.

Compostable packaging made from potato, corn, and other natural starches.

A 17-year old student designs bioplastic fishnet.

Future forecast: bioplastic waste to power cities.

4th Global Congress on Polymer Chemistry & Biopolymers scheduled March 23-24, 2022.

The UN recommends bioplastics vs. conventional polymers.

Poto brand reusable water bottles are made from bioplastic comprising 70% paper.

Accelerating the breakdown of polylactic acid (PLA) in seawater.

Are bioplastics truly better?

Bioplastic from wastewater using microalgae.

 

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