Bio Degradable Sugar Plastics

spoon 2483768 1920

Sugary solution for sustainable plastic recycling

Two Danish scientists brew a homemade sugary solution for sustainable plastic recycling that will cut down on waste and help the circular economy.

This plastic seems to solve many of the problem with other bio plastics. and is much more fitted for single time use.

Produced from an abundant material

Low Carbon emission production

Dissolve fast in water

Cheap to produce

The search

The search for sustainable alternatives to common plastics has researchers investigating how their building blocks can be sourced from places other than petroleum, and for scientists behind a promising new study, this has led them straight to the sweet stuff. The team has produced a new form of plastic with “unprecedented” mechanical properties that are maintained throughout standard recycling processes, and managed to do so using sugar-derived materials as the starting point.

jaron nix 5HbxyB0 DBg unsplash

Plastic pollution worsens

As the problem of plastic pollution worsens, researchers are doubling down on efforts to make sustainable plastics from non-petroleum sources. Biodegradable plastics made from renewable plant sources like corn or sugarcane starch are already on the market and becoming a popular alternative to petroleum plastics. But their biodegradability can be questionable—they typically biodegrade only in industrial compost facilities—and they need to be recycled separately from other plastics.

marc newberry 9vcEn3BJyy8 unsplash
building 674828 1920

Traces of plastic can be found in every animal

As the plastic is decaying it becoming particles and ends up in every living being. we are still unsure what the consequences is going to be for us humans, but countless animals have died from having to much micro plastics in the organs.

A plastic bottle thrown in 1907 is still here and not going anywhere for the next 300+ years

With plastic we used to make everything from bottles, computer keyboards and clothing. Plastic often ends up in landfills, oceans and other bodies of water, and can take 450 years to break down. The first plastic invented in 1907 could still be around for 340 years.

jonathan chng OTDyDgPoJ 0 unsplash

Changing the plastic industry

Do have a product that require plastic? But you want to minimise your foot print on the globe.