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New sort of plastic made from sugar can be composted

By Damir Beciri
One Comment22 February 2010

compostable-plasticsResearchers have managed to transform sugars found in fast growing trees and grasses into plastic. Although there are already plastics on the market made from natural materials like corn, these do not biodegrade quickly. The new discovery would not only cut down on the use of oil (usually used to make plastic) but potentially enable… »