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What is a Biocompatible Plastic?

Biocompatibility is a general term describing the property of material being compatible with living tissue. Biocompatible materials do not produce a toxic or immunological response when

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What are Biopolymers ?!?

Biopolymers are materials made by living creatures, and include chitin, lignin, cellulose, protein fiber, and plant polyester, to name a few. Much of the emerging

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Disclaimer: We think any steps taken – big or small – to make a brand, business, or individual more sustainable and environmentally friendly are positive. Every little

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What Is Greenwashing?

Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound. … Greenwashing is

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What are Microplastics?

Want another reason to switch to earth-friendly plastics?  How about your health?  Microplastics come from petroleum-based plastics being broken down in the environment.  Once it

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What are Petroleum-based Plastics ?

Petroleum-based plastics are essentially conventional plastics: cheap, plentiful, and highly resistant to biodegradation, regardless of environmental conditions. This resistance is actually a sought-after quality during

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What are bio based plastics?

Bio-derived (or bio-based) plastics are plastics derived from biomass or renewable sources, instead of fossil fuels. It’s preferred that bio-based products are made from waste

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