18 Sep '11, 7am

Orange peels could be made into biodegradable plastic

Orange peels could be made into biodegradable plastic

The technique works by focusing high-powered microwaves on plant-based material, thus transforming the tough cellulose molecules of the plant matter into volatile gases. Those gases are then distilled into a liquid product which researchers say can be used to make plastic. The process works at 90 percent efficiency, and it can be used on a variety of different kinds of plant waste besides just orange peels.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/storie...

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