November 11, 2010

Bioplastics information overload

I'm throwing every information that I've got over the past weeks (and even months) about bioplastic here as they are already clogging my already overloaded drafts box.

The first one is from Melbourne-based Cardia Bioplastics who announced late last month that it is now seeking international commercial partner for its carbon dioxide-based biodegradable plastic carrier bags "CO2S". The bioplastic is made from a blend of CO2 emissions and starch.

How it works is that the pollutant CO2 is transformed into a polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polymer and then blended with starch using the company's technology.

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