Why Seaweed is a Natural Fit for Replacing Certain Plastics

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  • Finalists of the Plastic Innovation Prize have made bioplastic or plastic film alternatives out of seaweed, kelp, or another algae.
  • Zerocircle, based in Guragaon, India, turns local seaweed into dissolvable, ocean-safe packaging.
  • Algae can replace plastics because it can be broken down to its carbons and sugars and then chemically shaped into building blocks.

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