Five plastic bag materials found in UK shops were tested. After more than three years in soil or sea, three of the materials, including biodegradable bags, were still intact.
Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water. The new process produces 'plastic' from marine microorganisms that completely recycle into organic waste.
Dutch designers have created a bioplastic made from algae that can be 3D printed into virtually any product, creating a system that has the potential to completely replace synthetic plastics.
After years of creating bottles for major companies, a French entrepreneur turned his hand to developing the "Vegan Bottle." In contrast, to plastics based on petrochemicals, the bottle is 100 percent biodegradable.
Australian researchers have found a way to convert industrial waste into biodegradable plastic.
A new study found that a simple heat treatment could improve a biodegradable plastic’s properties and at the same time, could make its industrial-scale production possible.
A chance observation by a researcher in Spain could help humans reduce the ecological damage caused by polyethylene-based packaging.