Freshly mown grass clippings decompose within a week. Traditional plastic, however, requires more than 100 years.
Which is why two female founders have launched their German startup. Their product: a plastic substitute which dissolves into thin air inside 9 weeks.
Their material is made from natural polymers, obtained from starch residue from agriculture or waste from brewing.
The macromolecules can be used to produce hard plastic, foil for food packaging or coatings such as varnish.
After use, the 100% biodegradable material is simply composted, whereupon it rejoins the natural cycle. J
ust like plastic alternatives made from algae, this material could one day help rid our oceans of plastic waste.