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Plastic Made From Peas

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At a research facility connected to Cambridge University, scientists (with bald, pointy heads, thick glasses and beards) have discovered a way to make an eco-friendly robust material similar to plastic.

It is made from the proteins in peas or similar vegetables, and is not just biodegradable but edible!

https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk%2Fbusiness%2Fbreakthrough-cambridge-science-turns-pea-protein-into-microplastics-without-the-plastic-9108956%2F

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Desertrat56
12 minutes ago, acute said:

At a research facility connected to Cambridge University, scientists (with bald, pointy heads, thick glasses and beards) have discovered a way to make an eco-friendly robust material similar to plastic.

It is made from the proteins in peas or similar vegetables, and is not just biodegradable but edible!

https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk%2Fbusiness%2Fbreakthrough-cambridge-science-turns-pea-protein-into-microplastics-without-the-plastic-9108956%2F

I don't think this is new.  I remember my friend investing in a bio plastic company about 10 years ago.  It was based in arabia, I think.  I have seen products made from bio plastics in the health food stores for at least a decade.  Some of them, but not all, are edible.

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acute

It was on BBC News today.

I don't know enough about it, TBH, but I suspect the "breakthrough" may be the leap from fake microplastics to larger forms.

 

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Added the video of the report I saw today.
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Chronus

I read the title as "Peas made from plastic" and I almost freaked out.

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openozy

Perfect ingredient,peas taste like plastic to me anyway and it's a good way to get rid of them,saves ruining a great roast dinner,lol.

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Chronus
6 minutes ago, openozy said:

Perfect ingredient,peas taste like plastic to me anyway and it's a good way to get rid of them,saves ruining a great roast dinner,lol.

I hate peas

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quiXilver

I freaking love peas~!

 

I'll take your guy's shares...

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seanjo

Seen this before, never seems to work out.

Return to returnable bottles and hemp fibre bags, that will cut a hell of a lot of the pollution.

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