Biodegradable plastics

Biodegradation of PHA-type plastics

Breakdown of 3HB-co-3HHx Read More…

Using bacteria and algae to produce biodegradable plastics - 3 - A brief history

Maurice Lemoigne - PHA biodegradable plastics Read More…

Using bacteria and algae to produce biodegradable plastics - 2 - Types of plastics

Types of plastics - Page 1 Read More…

Using bacteria and algae to produce biodegradable plastics - 1

PHA in bacteria Read More…

Producing polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) using a mixed microbial culture.

PHA structure

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Mango Materials - Phase II of NASA project approved

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Mango Materials - Phase II of NASA project Read More…

Mango Materials - making biodegradable plastics on earth and beyond!

Mango Materials team
Innovative San Francisco company Mango Materials now funded by NASA Read More…

Interview with Anne Schauer-Gimenez-Mango Materials

Anne Schauer-Giminez
Anne is the dynamic Vice President of Customer Engagement at Mango Materials. Read More…

Cyanobacteria - biodegradable plastics from flue gas

Cyanobacteria

This website, and an earlier blog, have both described how PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), a basis of biodegradable plastics, can be made from methane by bacteria. Here we have PHA made by cyanobacteria.

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Survey of production and use of all plastics

Plastic pollution  of marine environment

The University of California and the University of Georgia have just published (19th July 2017) a major report – Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made.

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Mango Materials - bacteria - methane to biodegradable plastics

Mango Materials PHB powder
Biodegradable plastics produced by bacteria from methane Read More…