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Thermal processing for plant-based plastics lower cost and improve properties

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Pay the fine or face some time – Hefty penalties for using plastic bags...

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Forget the faucet – how about eco-friendly sink and counters?

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John Deere flex fuel mower powered by E85 comes to town

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association announced that a member company, Mid-Missouri Energy, is home to a new John Deere flex fuel mower that...

Biome Bioplastics develops new biobased coffee cups and lids

In the United Kingdom, Biome Bioplastics developed a plant-based disposable coffee cup and lid that is compostable and recyclable, but that can still handle...

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Sponge implants wake up fat cells and lower blood sugar levels

In South Carolina, researchers are using implantable polymer sponges into fat tissue to fight diabetes. So far, they’ve only tested it in mice, but...

It’s a wrap! Nanomaterial wrap improves microscopy images

In Japan, researchers loved the idea of food plastic wrap and thought a similar product would help keep microscope samples protected and prevent them...

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