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"" . Biodegradable plastics or Bioplastics are plastics have the ability to degrade by microorganisms after disposal. Because bioplastics are that...

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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