Transforming algae into bioplastics

Did you know that apart from corn, sugar cane and cassava, bioplastics can be produced from algae?

Indonesia is a highly suitable place for seaweed farming due to its climate, nutrients and geographic conditions – the country is the largest archipelago in the world and two-thirds of its territory is water. An Indonesian startup recently introduced an array of packaging products to the market made from algae including an edible grade product to be used for instant coffee bags, instant noodle packs, hamburger wraps, and a biodegradable material for packaging soap.

Source: The Conversation. Seaweed, Indonesia’s answer to the global plastic crisis.

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Transforming Algae into Bioplastics