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January 08, 2009

Clemson research boosts biodegradable plastics

GreenvilleOnline.com 12.29.08

The plastic bottles you are drinking from could soon be made from corn instead of petroleum, with research at Clemson University making biodegradable plastic more applicable for widespread uses, experts say…

Although the plastic is biodegradable, it’s not necessarily as simple as throwing a bottle onto a compost heap…

Our Take:  Bio-plastics are a promising invention for replacing some plastics. But an obvious downside – it still take significant natural resources to grow and process the corn to create the plastic. Overall, reducing consumption and using reusable items to replace our disposables addiction is a smart thing we can all do right now that will have a huge impact.

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Many institutions limit access to their online information. Making this information available will be an asset to all.

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