Water-Resistant And Biodegradable Plant-Based Plastic • Discoverology

Water-Resistant And Biodegradable Plant-Based Plastic

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A group of researchers at Japan’s Osaka University has developed an alternative type of plastic which is not only biodegradable in seawater but is also water-resistant under normal use. The plastic is made from cellulose nanofibers and starch, both of which were extracted from plants.

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