Researchers Develop 100% Biodegradable ‘Barley Plastic’ to Combat Ocean Pollution.

Enormous islands of plastic float in our oceans, and microscopic particles of it are in our bodies. The durability, malleability, and low cost of plastics have made them ubiquitous, from packaging to clothing to aircraft parts. However, plastics have significant downsides, including environmental contamination, recycling challenges, and production emissions that surpass all air traffic combined.

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences have now invented a groundbreaking material made from modified starch that can completely decompose in nature within just two months. This new material, derived from natural plant materials such as crops, offers a sustainable alternative for food packaging and many other applications. Read More

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