bioplastic

noun
bio·​plas·​tic | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce bioplastic (audio) \

Definition of bioplastic

: biodegradable plastic that is made or derived from biological materials Bioplastics could be really good for the environment—the manufacturing process produces fewer greenhouse-gas emissions than that for petroleum-based plastics …— Kristina Dell

Examples of bioplastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web NatureWorks has formed a partnership with PHA manufacturer CJ Bio to produce a bioplastic that can more easily biodegrade. Mark Gillispie, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Aug. 2022 NatureWorks has formed a partnership with PHA manufacturer CJ Bio to produce a bioplastic that can more easily biodegrade. Mark Gillispie, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Aug. 2022 NatureWorks has formed a partnership with PHA manufacturer CJ Bio to produce a bioplastic that can more easily biodegrade. Mark Gillispie, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Aug. 2022 NatureWorks has formed a partnership with PHA manufacturer CJ Bio to produce a bioplastic that can more easily biodegrade. Mark Gillispie, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Aug. 2022 NatureWorks has formed a partnership with PHA manufacturer CJ Bio to produce a bioplastic that can more easily biodegrade. CBS News, 9 Aug. 2022 NatureWorks has formed a partnership with PHA manufacturer CJ Bio to produce a bioplastic that can more easily biodegrade. Mark Gillispie, Chicago Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 The Cloos x Brady collection is made from M49 Mazzucchelli, an Italian bioplastic composed of cellulose acetate that is 100% recyclable. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 7 June 2021 The new bioplastic is created by using a biodegradable solvent to deconstruct wood powder found at lumber mills into a slurry, which can then be shaped into common plastic products, such as shopping bags and other packaging. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bioplastic

1989, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bioplastic was in 1989

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Last Updated

24 Sep 2022

Cite this Entry

“Bioplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioplastic. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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