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
Recent Examples of bioplastic from the Web
Now there are bioplastics, made out of biological materials like corn starch.
NatureWorks LLC, the world’s first and largest maker of a bioplastic called PLA, started in 1989 as a Cargill research project.
That these particular characters are made of bioplastic, data or pixels may be just as immaterial — in every sense.
The road to ecologically safe, consumer-friendly bioplastic is littered with expensive failures and technological dead ends.
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