CSU Chemists Apply for Patent on New Bio-Plastic Technology
This could end up being a very big deal. Imagine not worrying about forgetting to recycle the water bottle you picked up at the convenience store, because it's biodegradable.
You may have heard how cities like Seattle are banning straws because the hardly ever get recycled and end up in the trash forever or out in the ocean, ending up in a sea turtle's nose.
Colorado State University put out a press release on June 21, 2018, about how chemists there have created a new process for biorenewable, biodegradable plastic.
I had to read the article a few times to really wrap my head around it. From what I understand there is currently a way to make plastics that are organic-based rather than petroleum based. They use this plastic in the biomedical field, but it costs a lot to create and doesn't make a lot when it is created, so it's not viable for use as things like straws and water bottles.
That's where the team at CSU comes in. They've developed a way to synthesize this 'bio-plastic' for such uses! They've begun the process of getting their technology patented!
It may not be soon, but imagine not having to worry about the recycling of plastics- Wow!
Get the full story from CSU HERE!