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Monday, 28 March 2011

New trash-to-treasure process turns landfill nuisance into plastic

American Chemical Society
March 27, 2011

With billions of pounds of meat and bone meal going to waste in landfills after a government ban on its use in cattle feed, scientists today described development of a process for using that so-called meat and bone meal to make partially biodegradable plastic that does not require raw materials made from oil or natural gas. They reported here today at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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