19 Results for

bioplastic

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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 Oct. 6, 2010

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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 Jul. 30, 2007

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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 Feb. 6, 2014

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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 Jan. 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 Jun. 7, 2012

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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 Aug. 11, 2008

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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 Feb. 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.

By Oct. 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 Apr. 22, 2008

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Green plastic breakthrough from Big Blue, Stanford

Material sciences achievement in organocatalysts research could lead to more sustainable plastics, better recycling methods.

By Mar. 10, 2010