bioplastic

noun bio·plas·tic \ ˌbī-ō-ˈpla-stik \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

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

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1989

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