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The end of plastic - BBC Radio

“Tom Heap meets a man on a mission: Eben Bayer is determined to eradicate plastic and polystyrene from the packaging industry and replace it with a biodegradable fungus.  And he thinks he’s cracked it.  By combining fungus with agricultural waste to create packaging that’s cheap, durable and biodegradable, Bayer hopes to disrupt an environmentally destructive industry valued gloabally at around 13 billion euros.  He’s looking at ways to roll his product out across the USA and beyond. Plus scientists are also looking at biodegradable plastics made from potatoes, and even shrimps and silk in what could be heralded as a real game-changer.  IN this edition of Costing The Earth, Tom Heap asks if it’s took early to be reading the last rites to plastic.”

-BBC Radio, Costing The Earth Podcast

Learn more about the end of plastic in this 28:03 minute podcast

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December 23, 2019
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