Bioplastics. A potential carbon sink?
Bioplastics, thats an interesting idea.
I think I might have mentioned this idea before but now there is a blog called biooutput with more on this and many other ideas.
I`m interested in what others think about biodegradable plastics from bio-feedstocks. My comment on the referenced post:
I`m curious as to why we want bioplastics to be bio-degradable.I think that in the end we will have to develop significant industries that utilise atmospheric
It just seems to tempting to have non-biodegradable plastics from biological materials.
This would effectively be a co2 pump out of the atmosphere and into landfill. I guess i`d rather see tonnes of solid and but inert waste in dumps or in curculation than in the atmosphere.
co2 and fix it in a solid form. We seem to be moving past the stage where reductions in emissions
will prevent rapid climatic destabilisation but I think that at some point govornments will really
start to act, if this does ever happen then bioplastics may play some role in bringing down co2 concentrations..
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