Day: 5 February 1999
Scientists perfecting planet-friendly plastics
Scientists have developed a totally biodegradable plastic. Mrinal Bhattacharya, a professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering at the University of Minnesota, uses protein found in cereal grains, along with plant starch and a degradable synthetic polymer, to make the plastic.
IEM and ETBPP put Helpline online
UK businesses can now obtain free professional advice on environment and energy issues over the Internet. From 15 February 1999, the Government's Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme (ETBPP) will be answering questions and providing advice free of charge, through Industrial Environmental Management's Internet discussion forum on edie
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