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New sustainable 'plastics' in the offing

Updated : December 25, 2018 09:11 PM IST

The process to make the bioplastic polymers does not require land or fresh water -- which are scarce in most parts of the world -- and is friendly both to the environment and residents. 
The study showed that the new process produces the bioplastic polymer known as polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) from marine microorganisms that feed on seaweed and recycle into organic waste. 
New sustainable 'plastics' in the offing
Published : December 26, 2018 05:31 AM IST

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