Gallery: Metabolix Grows Bioplastics in Switchgrass

 
Metabolix plastic grown in switchgrass

Bioplastics are becoming a burgeoning industry as the cost of oil climbs and the disastrous nature of petroleum-based plastics is revealed in full effect. This past Monday Metabolix announced an incredible development: they have found a way to generate “significant amounts” of ecologically-sound bioplastic by growing it in directly in switchgrass. The fast-growing perennial plant is paving the way for a sustainable source of Mirel, the company’s biodegradable brand of bioplastic.

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  1. Lutzplast August 16, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Congratulation, a very significant development!

    H.H.Lutzmann
    Lutzmann Int’l Consulting
    Web: http://www.plasticfilmlab.com

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