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Seaweed, Indonesia’s answer to the global plastic crisis


Day 8 June 2018 on the Eco-Business online magazine was published an interesting article of Dr. Bakti Berlyanto Sedayu, PhD student at Victoria University in Melbourne. In this article we talk about the global impact of waste plastics (since the 1950s, creating 7 billion tonnes of waste) on the flora, fauna and human life. Due to the hazardous nature of these materials it was decided to minimize the use of plastic through appropriate policies, like the one developed in the United Kingdom, where it was prohibited the sale of disposable plastic objects, while it is increasing the development and dissemination of biodegradable plastics called bioplastics, which decompose naturally in the environment. It is precisely on these issues that the research carried out by Dr. Bakti Berlyanto Sedayu develops, illustrating the possibility of using red algae as the main material for the production of bioplastics, illustrating the central role of the vast Indonesian archipelago, seen its geographical position, its climate and its nutrients in the breeding of red algae and in the production of bioplastic objects.

For a more thorough information on this topic, please refer to the following link:

http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/seaweed-indonesias-answer-to-the-global-plastic-crisis/

#ENG #RedSeaweed #Microplastics #Bioplastics #EcoBusiness

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