Biodegradable Plastic Made Using Bacteria

Photo of plastic grown from bacteria

Metabolix has found a way to produce high-quality plastics using plants and bacteria.

In one process it has re-engineered bacteria to turn them into
highly efficient "biofactories." By feeding sugars and oils to
bacteria in a fermentation process, the company has created
bacteria that produce plastics amounting to more than 85% of the cell’s weight.

Read more at Metabolix

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