The plant-based plastic will be made using sugar from corn, wheat, and beets
Avantium is a pioneer in the emerging industry of renewable and sustainable chemistry. Avantium’s mission is to aid the transition to a fossil-free world by developing groundbreaking products on the basis of renewable feedstock instead of fossil resources. Sustainable alternatives for fossil-based chemicals and materials include plastic bottles for drinks, films for food packaging and electronics, fibers for textiles and even material used in toys.
With the backing of major companies such as Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, and Danone, it is developing a plant-based plastic that could replace the plastic used in the food supply chain.
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That could make a major change in the world since plastic pollution is a major issue nowadays and it keeps growing. Plastic bottles and pieces of microplastic can be found on every single beach in the world and are affecting sea life.
This material made from plant sugars would completely decompose within a year in a composter.
This plastic is considered a very attractive alternative, since no fossil fuels are involved in the manufacturing process
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