A safe plastic for Earth and animals - 11 Mar 2010  
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According to Dr. Charlotte Williams of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, research at Imperial College London has resulted in the transformation of simple plant sugars into polymers that can be used to make plastic.

This new material, while durable, is harvested from non-food crop plants and requires significantly less energy to manufacture. It also biodegrades in months compared to the hundreds of years required for fossil-fuel based materials.

The technology is expected to be production-ready within several years. Our eco-salute, Dr. Williams, Imperial College London researchers and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for this eco-friendly alternative to plastic.

May such noble work as yours continue to yield materials that help restore our harmonious balance with Mother Earth.