08/26/2010 01:36 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Plant Plastic Made From Waste Stronger And More Sustainable Than Corn-Based Plastics

One of the major sticking points for making plastics from plants such as corn is that it takes a lot of fossil fuel and resources to grow a crop, just to turn it into plastic that is still difficult to recycle. The pros of plant-based plastics don't really out-weigh the cons. But what if bioplastic could be made from plant waste that is on hand anyway?

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