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Tue 16 Feb 2016 12:53 PM

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Cheaper, greener, route to bioplastic

Belgian chemists have discovered a cheaper, cleaner, way of making polylactic acid (PLA). Their invention is to be developed by a petrochemical company.

Cheaper, greener, route to bioplastic
A man collects used plastic bottle of mineral water on World Water Day March 22, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia. World Water Day recognizes the global need for water and energy conservation. (Getty Images)

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