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Plants will be a "green" source of plastics, predict scientists

Scientists will be able to mass produce plant-based biodegradable plastic that completely degrade in landfill, new research suggests.Plants have been used to produce plastics for some time, with plastics made from plant starches and soy protein. However, scientists have recently genetically modified a plant, Arabidoposis thaliana, so that it produces an organic plastic that is similar to polypropylene.Petroleum-based plastics are essentially ...