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Switchgrass, a native grass researchers are turning into ethanol fuel, can also be used for producing biodegradeable plastics from within the leaves of switchgrass.
Material sciences achievement in organocatalysts research could lead to more sustainable plastics, better recycling methods.
Researchers develop highly degradable sugar-based polymer for plastic from non-food biomass.
Carbon-dioxide-to-plastics company Novomer attracts DSM, a Dutch conglomerate that makes everything from food enzymes to pharmaceuticals to chemicals.
Pitching its gear to environmentally minded parents, a company makes classic children's toys from corn-based plastic.
Why not make plastic forks from sugar cane?
A biotech firm and agricultural giant ADM plan to sell the biodegradable plastic for eco-conscious consumers next year. Photos: Natural plastics for eco-conscious consumers