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Pineapples and Bananas Could Be Building Blocks for Future Cars

Various scientists have been arguing over bioplastics and their cleanliness to the environment lately. A new invention from Brazil creates bioplastics having the strength similar to Kevlar from bananas and pineapples. Alcides Leão, a researcher at Sao Paulo State University, and the project leader, says his bioplastics are “30% lighter and three to four times stronger.”

Bioplastics Worse Than Ordinary Plastics For Atmosphere, Study Claims

A team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reached the conclusion that bioplastics are not as green as they were thought to be, but rather carry the guilt of pollution from the soil (through their biodegradability) to the atmosphere. They published their findings in a report in Environmental Science and Technology.