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Who said "potato?" Starch-based thermoplastics

from Plastics Engineering Magazine

The advantages claimed for plastics made from biodegradable polymers over conventional plastics produced from fossil-based fuels are well known. Production of bioplastics uses less energy than production of petroleum-based plastics and generates considerably smaller amounts of greenhouse gases. In the degradation process, bioplastics remain nontoxic. Petroleum prices are unstable — or rising. Compostable wastes can provide significant savings in terms of waste management and energy consumption on many levels, from the large-scale plastics industry looking to manufacture a more responsible product to the individual consumer buying everyday necessities for the family. more

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