Here’s How Carbon Dioxide Can be Used to Make Biodegradable Plastics

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  • A new system that uses carbon dioxide to produce biodegradable plastics could replace traditional plastics.
  • Carbon dioxide is a feedstock for bacteria to grow in a nutrient solution and produce bioplastics.
  • “This new platform has great potential to address sustainability challenges and transform the future design of carbon dioxide reduction”, said Susie Dai, an associate professor in the plant pathology and microbiology department at Texas A&M University.

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