Can bioplastics shape a greener future?

Diving into biodegradable alternatives to plastic, plus how we can combat the global plastic pollution crisis.
January 30, 2024

Humanity produces roughly 400 million metric tons of plastic each year, yet only recycles or reuses 9%, at most, of all the plastic collected. While nations are currently locked in negotiations to design a global treaty meant to rein in plastic production and address plastic pollution, researchers are working to develop fully biodegradable and naturally occurring plastic polymers known as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs).

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