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Triple the Degradability

Posted April 05, 2008 8:00 AM by Sharkles

In two months, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation will be completing the largest carbon dioxide degradable plastic project (link no longer available; original article could be previously found at cnooc.com.cn). Come June, an annual production of 3,000 tons of plastic that completely degrade in water and carbon dioxide will begin. The biocompatible and transparent plastics can be used for medical, food, and agricultural products.

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04/06/2008 2:30 PM

What will this do to current PET bottle and other thermoplastic recycling programs? Will it contaminate current programs with none compatible polymer, that cannot be separated creating larger waste streams being landfilled? It seems that it could cause problems until it could dominate a given market. Uniformity creates opportunities and capital to recycle or divert waste streams from landfills.

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04/06/2008 11:52 PM

I'm guessing that this will not be used for bottling my Pepsi- water and CO2 are the main ingredients...

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