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Bioplastic

A Green Challenge and Opportunity: Plastic Made From Greenhouse Gas

Molly Morse | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Molly Morse

Every mom asks questions about the plastic in her house: where it came from, who made it, what exactly it's made of and how many nonrenewable resources went into its manufacture. As an environmental engineer, I can tell you that many of the answers can be frightening.

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

Plastic Made From Nut Shells And Plant Stems

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the major sticking points for making plastics from plants such as corn is that it takes a lot of fossil fuel and resources to grow a crop, just...