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bioplastic

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Bio-on hopes its bioplastics will replace metal, too (Q&A)

CEO Marco Astorri thinks his startup's plastic, derived from sugar beets, is environmentally better than ordinary plastic. In one form, it can conduct electricity, too, and auto supplier Magna's interest is piqued.

By February 6, 2014

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Dow takes plunge into bioplastics in Brazil

In joint venture, Dow Chemical to make plastics from sugar-cane-derived ethanol and plastics to cut its use of fossil fuel feedstocks.

By July 19, 2011

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Natural bioplastic material could make cars biodegradable

From alternative fuels to soy-foam seats, carmakers are chipping away at the carbon trail their vehicles leave behind. And with Solegear's 100-percent natural polymer, we could start seeing car parts that are completely biodegradable.

By October 6, 2010

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Metabolix grows bioplastics in switchgrass

Switchgrass, a native grass researchers are turning into ethanol fuel, can also be used for producing biodegradeable plastics from within the leaves of switchgrass.

By August 11, 2008

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Green Toys makes kiddie stuff from bioplastic

Pitching its gear to environmentally minded parents, a company makes classic children's toys from corn-based plastic.

By July 30, 2007

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Will Qmadix biodegradable cables untangle the future?

Qmadix will announce its biodegradable cables for mobile devices and electronics at Macworld iWorld 2012.

By January 25, 2012

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Kids' playhouse made from recycled potato peels, veggie oil

The Biobased Kidshouse in the Netherlands is made entirely of natural materials like hemp and coconut husks, completely skipping over the whole fossil fuels issue.

By June 7, 2012

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Guilt-free plastic for composting in your yard

Researchers develop highly degradable sugar-based polymer for plastic from non-food biomass.

By February 19, 2010

Editors' Take

ATP Earthdrive USB Flash Drive (2GB)

We're not totally persuaded by the EarthDrive thumbdrive's green credentials, but at least its makers are trying.

October 19, 2008

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Plastic made from pig urine

Denmark's Agroplast has an idea for making bioplastics in which the feedstock is really, really cheap. Pig urine is particularly interesting because it's an environmental hazard.

By April 22, 2008