The Bio-Plastics Revolution Is Coming, and It Won’t Be Cheap
Watch as researchers work to make plastics that look like, perform like, and cost the same as their petroleum-based alternatives.
Katherine Wells and Lucy Wells
Environmentally friendly plastics? Come on.
Researchers at the Center for Sustainable Polymers at the University of Minnesota have taken on the challenge. Here, the team works on a replacement for synthetic rubber in things such as shoes, tires, sporting equipment, and household items.