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Sci Tech    H4'ed 4/12/17

Plastic you can drink: Pollution Solution

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Only China dumps more plastic in the ocean than Indonesia, and much of it washes up in Bali.  Kumala, a Balinese biology graduate resolved to create a better plastic, that would leave no trace. The resulting '100% bio-based' material is biodegradable and compostable, breaking down over a period of months on land or at sea, or instantly in hot water. Kumala claims the bioplastic leaves no trace of toxic residue, a point he demonstrates by dissolving and drinking it.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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