ASU researcher uses algae to make biodegradable plastic
Bio-plastics being developed at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation hold promise for someday replacing many of the synthetic plastics that are a large part of the world’s growing waste and pollution problems. Taylor Weiss, a Fulton Schools assistant professor of environmental and resource management, is among the center’s researchers making the new biodegradable plastics. Synthetic plastics break down into microplastics waste that is finding its way further into the food chain. Weiss explains how the use of more bio-plastics would help alleviate that threat.