Turning Wood Into Plastic

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Plastics are one of the world’s largest polluters, taking hundreds of years to degrade in nature.

A research team, led by YSE professor Yuan Yao and Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, has created a high-quality bioplastic from wood byproducts that they hope can solve one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.

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Source: Yale, Schood of the Environment

 

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