How did we live before plastics were invented?

Category: Biopolymers, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Materials, Moderate, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 15, 2016


It was not long back that a person asked me at a conference: How did we live before plastics? Or perhaps the person meant “How could we have lived before plastics?”. Either way, I liked th...Read more

Do bioplastics really work as a substitute for conventional plastics?

Category: Advanced, Biopolymers, Lifestyle, Materials

Author : Admin August 29, 2016


What are Bioplastics? Bioplastics, which refer to plastics manufactured from plant sources, present a feasible alternative to petroleum-based, conventional plastics. Status of Bioplastics The biopl...Read more

Can we use plant material to make plastics?

Category: Agriculture, Basic, Biopolymers, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


Most (almost all, actually) conventional plastics are made from petroleum – here’s a nice video on oil to plastics. With petroleum being a perishable resource, a question that arises is: ...Read more