Producing Biodegradable Plastic Just Got Cheaper and Greener
from Biomass Magazine
Biodegradable drinking cups or vegetable wrapping foil: the bioplastic known as polylactic acid is already a part of our everyday lives. And yet, PLA is not yet considered a full alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics, as it is costly to produce. Researchers from the KU Leuven Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis now present a way to make the PLA production process more simple and waste-free.
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