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Are bioplastics really as eco-friendly as they're touted to be?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-28-bioplastics-really-as-eco-friendly-as-they-are-touted.html

In the rush to reduce plastic consumption, researchers have experimented with bioplastics. ... Because of lack of composting facilities, the bioplastics end up in landfills. When deprived of oxygen in the land fills, bioplastics release more ozone-depleting methane. "...

Researchers develop blend of bioplastics that can decompose under diverse conditions

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-13-bioplastics-that-can-decompose-under-diverse-conditions.html

These bioplastics are just as malleable, resilient, and robust as their petroleum-derived equivalents. ... A blend of bioplastics could potentially match the performance of standard plastics. "...

Could bioplastics be a more sustainable option for 3D printed buildings?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-27-could-bioplastics-be-a-more-sustainable-option-for-3d-printed-buildings.html

But experts believe bioplastics will eventually usurp concrete due to their greater sustainability. ... In addition to being more eco-friendly, bioplastics also weigh much less than concrete. "...

Biodegradable (and edible) seaweed may soon replace plastic packaging on food in an effort to reduce pollution

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-12-biodegradable-and-edible-seaweed-may-soon-replace-plastic-packaging-on-food-in-an-effort-to-reduce-pollution.html

In response, Evoware teamed up with local seaweed farmers to come up bioplastics. ... Currently, the manufacturing process behind bioplastics costs more than that of plastic. "...

Study finds new use for food waste, reusing it as feed, bioplastic

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-07-31-food-waste-can-be-reused-as-feed-and-bioplastic.html

Advantages of bioplastics It’s a known fact that plastic waste is devastating to the environment. ... The list below details some of the advantages of using bioplastics . - It does not release dangerous substances. "...

Presto, change-o: Innovative company is turning avocado pits into biodegradable drinking straws and cutlery

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-14-company-turns-avocado-pits-into-biodegradable-straws-cutlery.html

He tested the seeds of various fruits – such as mango and mamey – for their potential to serve as ingredients for the bioplastics. ... This one took bioplastics manufactured from the earlier facility and turned the material into single-use plastic forks, knives, and spoons. "...

Biodegradable, compostable polymer films show promise for developing more eco-friendly packaging materials

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-09-biodegradable-compostable-polymer-films-show-promise-in-developing-more-eco-friendly-packaging-materials.html

(Related: Researchers develop blend of bioplastics that can decompose under diverse conditions .) ... These new barrier films could increase the impermeability of older bioplastics. "...

Researchers develop eco-friendly catalysts that can be used to produce renewable raw materials for plastic products

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-19-eco-friendly-catalysts-renewable-raw-materials-for-plastic-products.html

Researchers develop eco-friendly catalysts that can be used to produce renewable raw materials for plastic products Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by: Edsel Cook bioplastics , biopolyesters , breakthrough , discoveries , eco-friendly , green living , Manganese , plastic production , polyester , renewable materials , research , science , sustainable materials - (Natural News ) Japanese researchers debuted a new compound that can accelerate the oxidation of the sugar-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural ...

Researchers find plastic-eating microbe that can solve our ocean's plastic problem

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-11-plastic-eating-microbe-to-solve-our-oceans-plastic-problem.html

However, the plants used to provide the raw carbon material for manufacturing these earlier bioplastics were all grown on land. ... The TAU researchers are currently looking for the optimal combinations of algae and bacteria for making new bioplastics with different properties. "...

Wood and web: Scientists develop wood nanofibers that could soon replace plastic

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-09-05-wood-nanofibers-could-replace-plastic.html

- Wood and web: Scientists develop wood nanofibers that could soon replace plastic Saturday, September 05, 2020 by: Michael Alexander biocomposite , biodegradable plastic , biomaterials , bioplastics , biotechnology , breakthrough , breakthroughs , Chemistry , discoveries , future tech , goodpollution , goodscience , materials science , microplastics , physics , Plastic , plastics , pollution , real science , renewales , research , smart clothing , spider silk Bypass censorship by sharing ...

Researchers study fungi to turn food waste into sustainable bioplastic

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-23-fungi-to-turn-food-waste-into-sustainable-bioplastic.html

Perhaps one of the most exciting applications is that the fungi could also be used to create bioplastics that don’t pollute the environment the way that oil-based plastics do. He is working on cultivating fungus on wheat to create bioplastics, and when he returns to his native Brazil, he hopes to use cacti as the source material. "...

Scientists develop new technology that extracts valuable chemicals from biological waste

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-23-scientists-extracts-chemicals-from-biological-waste.html

Scientists develop new technology that extracts valuable chemicals from biological waste Monday, September 23, 2019 by: Edsel Cook biogas , bioplastics , bioreactors , biorefinery , biowaste , breakthrough , Chemistry , goodpollution , goodscience , goodtech , green living , innovation , inventions , Methane , recycling , renewable fuel , renewable resources , science and technology , sustainable resources , volatile fatty acids - (Natural News ) Swedish researchers are keen on recovering ...

Purple phototrophic bacteria being studied as a potential means to convert sewage to clean energy

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-07-purple-phototrophic-bacteria-to-convert-sewage-to-clean-energy.html

Purple phototrophic bacteria being studied as a potential means to convert sewage to clean energy Thursday, February 07, 2019 by: Edsel Cook bacteria , biofuels , bioplastics , phototrophic bacteria , renewable energy , renewable resource , sewage treatment , wastewater recycling , wastewater treatment - (Natural News ) Spanish researchers are touting a certain strain of phototrophic bacteria as a cheap, clean, and efficient means of extracting organic compounds from sewage . They claim ...

Novel chemistry method paves the way for large-scale production of bioplastic bottles

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-28-novel-method-large-scale-production-bioplastic-bottles.html

Novel chemistry method paves the way for large-scale production of bioplastic bottles Thursday, February 28, 2019 by: Edsel Cook biomaterials , bioplastics , breakthrough , Chemistry , eco-friendly , environment , goodscience , green living , plastic bottles , products , renewable resources , renewables - (Natural News ) Japanese and Dutch researchers demonstrated a new technique to extract an important plastic-making chemical from non-edible plant matter in large quantities. ... (Related: ...

Novel research raises prospects for large-scale production of algae-derived starch

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-24-large-scale-production-of-algae-derived-starch.html

Novel research raises prospects for large-scale production of algae-derived starch Sunday, February 24, 2019 by: Edsel Cook agriculture , algae , biofuels , bioplastics , breakthrough , Chemistry , food supply , goodscience , green living , real science , Red algae , renewable resource , starch , sustainable living - (Natural News ) Japanese researchers found the natural means by which a species of algae regulates its starch production . ... It can also be turned into renewable materials ...

USDA scientists are reusing discarded almond shells and hulls to create renewable products, from biodegradable plastics to biofuel

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-23-usda-scientists-are-reusing-discarded-almond-shells-and-hulls-to-create-renewable-products.html

USDA scientists are reusing discarded almond shells and hulls to create renewable products, from biodegradable plastics to biofuel Monday, April 23, 2018 by: Edsel Cook agriculture , Almond Milk , almonds , bio-plastics , biodiesel , biofuels , bioplastics , California , Chemistry , food waste , green living , honeybees , renewable resources , repurposing , sugar , USDA - (Natural News ) California-based researchers from the U.S. ... Almond hull-based powder strengthens recycled plastics ...

Scientists turn pumpkin seeds and peel into greener packaging that could soon replace plastic

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-08-27-pumpkin-seeds-and-peel-into-greener-packaging.html

(Related: Researchers develop blend of bioplastics that can decompose under diverse conditions .) "...

Hundreds of non-recyclable wind turbine blades to be buried in landfill

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-27-non-recyclable-wind-turbine-blades-buried-in-landfill.html

Irish researchers detail a potential solution for tackling plastic waste Researchers develop blend of bioplastics that can decompose under diverse conditions Compost made from cocoa pod waste better than inorganic fertilizers at improving soil quality Recycling spent coffee grounds: Finding new, environmentally-friendly uses for the production waste from your cup of joe - Disqus Take Action: Support Natural News by linking to this article from your website Permalink to this article: https://www....

Millions of mountain pine beetles are killing forests

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-08-21-beetle-infestations-are-killing-forests.html

Sources include: Bloomberg.com 1 Bloomberg.com 2 Previous :Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils Next : 6 Health benefits of coconut butter and how to incorporate it into your diet - More news on carbon dioxide emissions Millions of mountain pine beetles are killing forests Are bioplastics really as eco-friendly as they’re touted to be? "...

10 reasons recycling will save humanity

https://www.naturalnews.com/2016-09-09-10-reasons-recycling-will-save-humanity.html

. * The production of plastic uses around eight percent of the world’s oil production (bioplastics are not a good solution as they require food source crops). * Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year. * Plastic in the ocean breaks down into such small segments that pieces of plastic from a one liter bottle could end up on every mile of beach throughout the world. "...