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Marine bioplastic made with fish waste, red algae wins prize

Laura Parker in National Geographic last year: Scientists have tried to get a handle on the amount of plastic that ends up in the seas and harm to birds, marine animals, and fish. .Billions of tons of plastic have been made over the past decades, say reports, and much of it is becoming trash and litter. "The prediction that by mid-century, the oceans will contain more plastic waste than fish, ton for ton, has become one of the most-quoted statistics and a rallying cry to do something about it." The winner of the 2019 international James Dyson award has done her share of thinking about it. Lucy Hughes bagged the prize with her bioplastic made from fish scales and skin, called MarinaTex. The finished product's core ingredients are fish waste and red algae.  Read more.....

 

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