From Plants to Plastics

James Hataway, from the University of Georgia Research online magazine, recently wrote an article about MHG’s partnership with UGA and how our Nodax™ PHA bioplastic is a possible “solution to [the] problem” of petroleum-based plastics.

“They’re [plastics] made to be resilient, and they are so tough that something as commonplace as a soda bottle could persist in a landfill for centuries. But there may be a solution to this problem. Scientists from Meredian Holdings Group, a biopolymer company in Bainbridge, Georgia, are working with UGA researchers to develop a new generation of plastics made from canola oil. They are just as strong and malleable as their petroleum-based cousins, but these plastics finish their life cycle being consumed by microorganisms in the soil whence they came.”

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