PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

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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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