Could plastics made from plants be the answer

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Plastics are used as a material through out our daily lives and can be extremely useful. However governments across the world are starting to think about how to overcome the significant problem plastics are causing to our oceans.


A huge part of the problem is that single use plastics make up 40% of the global plastic production. These plastics often have low recycling rates and don’t biodegrade in an acceptable time.

The majority of these plastics are made using oil-based materials meaning that many plastics have no oxygen content making it very difficult for it to be broken down once it enters the environment by common bacteria or enzymes.



The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York have been working with the plastic industry to create a new bio-based polyester. These can be used to make fibres for clothing and films and containers for liquids and foods. The resulting materials are entirely plant based, recyclable and fully biodegradable. By using bio-based materials to make bio-based plastics the oxygen content is kept in the material. This means that the bio-based plastic can totally and safely break down into benign starting materials.


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