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Author:  NoLifeLine [ Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Mexican company is using avocado pits to make bioplastics

When you think of Mexico, you think of tequila and guacamole, says Scott Munguia. If he has his way, you might also be thinking of something else made from the avocado: plastic made from the seed.

This could be big for Mexico, Avocado seeds pile up in Mexico like nowhere else in the world, and most end up being burned at landfill sites. Now has used them to make plastics that biodegrade in just 240 days.

Do you think it could be scaled up worldwide? or are avocados just too small a crop to use? can this have an impact on lowering future plastic pollution?

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There's pictures and video in this article below:
https://www.nowscience.co.uk/single-post/2019/02/03/Mexican-company-converts-avocado-pits-into-completely-biodegradable-plastic

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