News: Transform potatoes into plastic! (see teddy)

Transform potatoes into plastic!  (see teddy)

Hello, potato plastic -- goodbye, petroleum plastic!

Watch carefully, treehuggers.

This kitchen sink chemistry is inspired by an Instructable that outlines the process of extracting starch from a potato and using it to make a resin.

The scale is small here. Creator Ravi Carlson makes a teddy bear. But it's part of the greater goal to move past petroleum. Our demand for plastic accounts for 4% of the annual U.S. petroleum consumption ¹.

Make potato plastic

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I did enjoy this video ..... very ingenious! :)

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