Man figures out how to make bioplastic out of food waste, rather than food, making it as cheap as regular plastic.
With all the single-use plastic bans coming into effect around the world, there is a demand for biodegradable alternatives.
The trouble is some biodegradable plastics are still made from fossil fuel, and 80 percent of biodegradable “bioplastics” are made from food sources, like corn.
And… biodegradable plastics typically cost around 40 percent more than regular plastic.
A Mexican biochemical engineer named Scott Munguia has come up with a solution.
His company Biofase is located in the heart of Mexico’s avocado industry, where it turns 15 tons of avocado pits per day into biodegradable straws and cutlery.