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MATERIALS: Fine-Ground Cellulosic Filler Used in Renewable Compounds
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Researchers at the Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia have made bioplastics from edible food waste. More (+)

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Biopolymers & Renewable Materials


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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