PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

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Coca-Cola Debuts First 100% Biobased PET Bottle
A prototype that's still five years away from full commercialization. More (+)


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OVERVIEW:
Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

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These are a class of materials that are generated from renewable natural sources, are often biodegradable, sometimes compostable and not toxic to produce. They can be produced by biological systems such as plants, or chemically synthesized from sugars or starch.


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