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Scientists Discover How to Grow Plastic on Trees

By: Rose Nazarali - Published:   Updated: Jun 1 2011 • References: picturethis.pnl.gov
It seems scientists have discovered how to grow plastic on trees. With our seemingly growing need for plastic, scientists are saying that we will soon run out of resources.

The actual tree will be able to turn plat cellulose into plastic through HMF which can then be used to create plastic products.

Check out the diagram above for the full scientific process.

Implications - To help citizens ease into the transition of an eco-friendly lifestyle, many are looking for sustainable products. With so many non-recyclable goods thrown away, consumers depend on brands who will supply them with "greener" items to meet environmental concerns. Meeting these demands can go in a variety of directions whether it's reusing old objects or developing new material that will make eco-conscious shoppers happy.

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