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The Bio-Plastics Revolution Is Coming, and It Won’t Be Cheap – Bloomberg

The Bio-Plastics Revolution Is Coming, and It Won’t Be Cheap – Bloomberg

Environmentally friendly plastics? Come on.

Researchers at the Center for Sustainable Polymers at the University of Minnesota have taken on the challenge.  Here, the team works on a replacement for synthetic rubber in things such as shoes, tires, sporting equipment, and household items.

The process starts with starch from corn. Chemists synthesize a polymer in the lab, dry it, and then mold it.

Source: The Bio-Plastics Revolution Is Coming, and It Won’t Be Cheap – Bloomberg