Biodegradable Plastics at Last!
(1/3/2008 7:49:52 AM)
Plastics
Every year US landfills receive tens of millions of tons of plastic, which can take hundreds of years to break down. But all that might change now that an Ohio company has developed biodegradable plastic that begins to degrade only when placed in landfills. Thanks to a new additive, water bottles, garbage bags and other plastic products have become appetizing meals for the microorganisms that inhabit landfills.

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Make Millions with Biodegradable Tableware
(12/6/2007 7:18:15 AM)
Plastics
Worldwide consumption of disposable and single-use food/drink containers is estimated in more than 430,000,000,000 units per year, or about 140,000 each second. The majority of these units are made of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and are non-biodegradable and non-recyclable, requiring more than 200 years to begin even partial degradation.

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BioBags as a Commercial Venture
(11/28/2007 7:40:21 AM)
Plastics
Every year, around 500,000,000,000 plastic bags are used worldwide, or over one million bags every minute and they're damaging our environment. Put it another way, every man, woman and child on our planet uses 83 plastic bags every year. That's one bag per person every four and half days. Of those 500 billion bags, 100 billion are consumed in the US alone.

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Eco Plastic Startup recycles CO2
(11/14/2007 7:25:36 AM)
Plastics
Novomer re-uses carbon dioxide as a major input in a low-cost, precision-quality, chemical process that produces polymers, plastics and other chemicals. The company is building the partnerships to turn these materials into environmentally friendly, green synthetic products that can replace and improve the role of plastics.

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