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Mexican company converts avocado pits into completely biodegradable plastic

NoLifeLine 0 Ratings 2 Discussions 0 Group posts

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avocado seed disposable cutlery and straws

When you think of Mexico, you think of tequila and guacamole, says Scott Munguia. If he has his way, you might also be thinking of something else made from the avocado: plastic made from the seed.

This could be big for Mexico, Avocado seeds pile up in Mexico like nowhere else in the world, and most end up being burned at landfill sites. Now has used them to make plastics that biodegrade in just 240 days.

Do you think it could be scaled up worldwide? or are avocados just too small a crop to use? can this have an impact on lowering future plastic polution?

There's pictures and video in this article below:
https://www.nowscience.co.uk/single-post/2019/02/03/Mexican-company-converts-avocado-pits-into-completely-biodegradable-plastic

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Allison Friedman Weston, MA, united-states 0 Ratings 284 Discussions 84 Group posts

Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

This seems like a great example of how transitioning to more sustainable products and a more circular economy can create wins for the planet and for the economy, including opportunities for the people who work for these companies that are doing some good. Thanks for sharing. I liked reading how committed Scott Munguia has been in researching and creating this business. Also, it's great to read about a chemical engineer committed to solving environmental challenges we face as a global community. We need to see more emerging professionals and more companies looking for similar opportunities - to profit and also do some good.

NoLifeLine 0 Ratings 2 Discussions 0 Group posts

NoLifeLine

Exactly. This also shows that there are many solutions to our problems. We just need to think differently.

On: 02/04/2019 Allison Friedman wrote:

This seems like a great example of how transitioning to more sustainable products and a more circular economy can create wins for the planet and for the economy, including opportunities for the people who work for these companies that are doing some …

 

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