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[greenyes] Biodegradable plastics
Title: Biodegradable plastics
TITLE Are Biodegradable Materials Finally for Real?
AUTHOR Defosse, Matthew
SOURCE Modern Plastics, Vol. 82, No. 1, January 2005, p. 76
ABSTRACT Biodegradable plastics, usually based on renewable-resource
materials such as plant starches, have a long history, but getting them beyond
niche markets has proven a Herculean task for suppliers' marketing staffs. But
recent news points to a critical shift that may herald good times for biodegradable
suppliers and processors willing to take a chance. Food processors seem
especially willing to purchase packaging made of these plastics.

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