Rethink, Rewrite, Redefine--How Biodegradable Plastics Are Reshaping Sustainability

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 11:23 in Earth & Climate

Researchers at UC San Diego have spent many years developing a biodegradable plastic alternative made from algae. This algae-based polymer has already been used to make surfboards, flip flops and walking shoes. A new book, published by Elsevier, details the basic science of creating bio-based polymers, lifecycle assessments and a techno-economic analysis.

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