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Bioplastic Wrap Made from Seaweed or Shrimp Shells?

Scientists are harnessing microbes, plants, and algae for viable plastic alternatives: Thought Leadership by #SustXGlobal50 Awardee Anne Usher, Climate Resilience Specialist

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In this thought leadership article, Anne Usher, a Climate Resilience Specialist, and a recipient of The SustainabilityX® Magazine Global 50 Women In Sustainability Awards™ 2023 delves into groundbreaking research and technological advancements in the realm of bioplastics. In an effort to tackle one of the world's most pressing environmental challenges, scientists and innovators across the globe are developing sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics. These eco-friendly materials, derived from sources like plants, microbes, and even seaweed, offer properties similar to traditional plastics but with significantly reduced environmental impact. The article explores various innovations, from bioplastics made from cellulose and microbial by-products to exciting developments in aquaplastics. It also addresses the challenges and potential of these sustainable materials in reshaping our approach to plastic production and usage.


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