IBM, Stanford on Path Toward Cheaper Biodegradable Plastics
from Plastics News
IBM and Stanford University Researchers are developing catalysts that promise to make cheaper, sustainable, biodegradable plastics with improved properties compared with conventional routes for such plastics. "What's exciting about this discovery is that we now have a cheaper way to convert plants into common consumer plastics that decompose over time, providing an alternative to recycling plastics," explained Gavin Jones, a researcher at IBM Research-Almaden in San Jose, California.
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