Being able to compost plastics would save energy and keep plastics out of landfills, right?
That's what the researchers at the Imperial College of London think. And they're developing a plastic made from sugars that would be able to be composted right along with the rest of your eggshells and moldy bread. It would degrade much faster than plastics currently being made with corn, and would require less energy and water to make.
The research sounds interesting. And we'd love to see this happen, because it does sound like a much greener plastic.
Learn more about this new plastic at Inhabitat.