Stanford chemistry graduate student Aanindeeta Banerjee and Assistant Professor Matthew Kanan have developed a novel way to make renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and ordinary plants. Credit: Mark Shwartz/Stanford University Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from .
There are a lot of plastics that come from oil, but… we’re increasingly seeing plastics that come from renewable material. And I think scientists and architects are becoming more aware of what happens after that first life of a product.
Synthetic plastic is made from the non-renewable source petroleum. When we think of oil shortages we tend to focus on gasoline ignoring or perhaps being unaware of the many ot … her products derived from oil refinement..
Ikea is swearing off plastic bags, sts and other single-use plastics. The Swedish furniture giant said it plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2020, part of a commitment to shift to renewable and recycled materials. The move comes as countries across the globe are introducing levies and bans .
Renewable Plastics are plastics that are made from renewable or reproducible sources such as plant based products. Renewable plastics such as cellulosic material has been used in the production of plastic materials since the early 1900s.
Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, or microbiota. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms.