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Desperate Plastic Shortage

This sounds too absurd to be real, but real it is.

Article from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/16/us-bioplastic-nanotechnology-idUSTRE81F1PO20120216

“Dutch scientists have found a way of turning plant matter into the building blocks of common plastics using a nanotechnology process that offers an alternative to oil-based production….The team from Utrecht University and Dow Chemical Co produced ethylene and propylene – precursors of materials found in everything from CDs to carrier bags and carpets – after developing a new kind of iron catalyst made of nanoparticles.”

Discussion (3)¬

  1. Mynnia says:

    I love your comics and I wish you had a tumblr plugin. Is reposting OK? With crediting in tags and linking to you.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Mynnia,
    You can repost if it’s your own personal blog and not a commercial or organizational one (for those, I would ask for payment).
    Thanks for asking!
    Is there a tumblr plugin that you recommend? I’ll look into that!
    All best,

  3. admin says:

    …by the way, I do have this tumblr: