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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


Green plastic breakthrough from Big Blue, Stanford

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

By March 10, 2010


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


Dutch giant DSM invests in plastics start-up

Carbon-dioxide-to-plastics company Novomer attracts DSM, a Dutch conglomerate that makes everything from food enzymes to pharmaceuticals to chemicals.

By December 20, 2007


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


Green plastics coming from Brazil

Why not make plastic forks from sugar cane?

By June 21, 2007


Plastic goods for your compost heap

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

By April 24, 2007