28 Januar 2015

EPO Films: Bio-Plastics pioneered in Europe

Bio-plastics made from crops reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of non-renewable resource

In the 1990s a group of Italian scientists led by Catia Bastioli found a way out of the vicious cycle and developed bio-degradable plastics.

Bio-plastics can be processed just like regular plastics, but when thrown onto a regular compost heap they fall apart in weeks – not in the hundreds of years it takes traditional plastics to decompose. Made from crops, bio-plastics reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of non-renewable resources.

 

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http://www.epo.org/learning-events/european-inventor/finalists/2007/bastioli.html

Source: EPOfilms, 2015-01-22.

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