Sunday 20 July 2008

Biodegradable Plastic Manufactured with 50% CO2

Using carbon dioxide as an ingredient in plastics could help reduce the use of fossil fuels, and be another market for waste CO2.

As this ScienCentral News video explains, a Cornell chemist (Geoffrey Coates) has began a company (Novomer) that's now making plastics containing up to 50 percent CO2.

Normal plastic takes decades or even centuries to degrade, so this could be excellent news in a world that relies so much on plastic. It’s only part of the solution, as the inventor himself acknowledges, but it’s an excellent invention.

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