*  News - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Biodegradable plastics made from bacteria. Board Letter ASU Sustainability News ASU Wrigley Institute News LightWorks News ... Weiss achieves this by creating a symbiotic partnership between two bacteria, each specializing in a specific task. He recently ...
  https://sustainability.asu.edu/news/gios-news/
*  Healthcare Waste Technology News on Environmental XPRT
... which uses harmless engineered bacteria to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic or bio-plastic. Harmless bacteria ... Harmless bacteria engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic A team of students from Imperial College ... have been engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic by a team of students from Imperial College London. ...
  https://www.environmental-expert.com/news/keyword-healthcare-waste-technology-79239
*  Polystyrene - Wikipedia
Biello, David (February 27, 2006). "Bacteria Turn Styrofoam into Biodegradable Plastic". Scientific American. Goodier, K. (22 ... Pseudomonas putida is capable of converting styrene oil into the biodegradable plastic PHA. This may someday be of use in the ... "Common Plastic Resins Used in Packaging". Introduction to Plastics Science Teaching Resources. American Chemistry Council, Inc ... Ying Sun, Nina & Toloken, Steve (March 21, 2013). "China moves to end its 'ban' on PS food packaging". Plastics News. Plastics ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polystyrene
*  Plastic - Wikipedia
Some researchers have genetically engineered bacteria to synthesize completely biodegradable plastics, such as Biopol; however ... Plastics engineering Nurdle Self-healing plastic Plasticulture Plastic recycling Plastic film Plastics extrusion Molding ( ... biodegradable plastics and engineering plastics and other plastics with particular structures, such as elastomers. One ... In the plastic-polluted waters of the Sargasso Sea, bacteria have been found that consume various types of plastic; however it ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic
*  Senior Science - Polymers
Bacteria Turn Styrofoam into Biodegradable Plastic - from Scientific American. http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=bacteria- ... Sustainable Plastic Recovery Becomes a Reality in Queensland - from Visy. News Release Plastics: What do those Numbers mean? - ... World Of Plastics And Polymers - laboratory procedures to make plastics and investigate their properties, from Science and ... Plastics. teaching plastics - from American Chemistry Council. http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_plastics/sec_content.asp?CID= ...
  http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/snrsci/polymers.html
*  Biology-Online • View topic - The Fiber Disease
Seems a bacterium can be used as a source of biodegradable plastics. I heard about it a long time ago... so they may have been ... bacterium. This disease agent is not a bacterium and not a virus; it is a mutated form of the Brucella bacterium, combined with ... renewable source of biodegradable plastic. In addition, we have now identified ORFs related to cellulose biosynthesis (CV2675, ... renewable source of biodegradable plastic. In addition, we have now identified ORFs related to cellulose biosynthesis (CV2675, ...
  http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about1958.html?p=55184&hilit=Infectivity
*  American wins $630,000 in global Green Challenge for biodegradable plastic
Her company, Mango Materials, uses bacteria to turn methane gas into affordable biodegradable plastic. Two other finalists, ... American wins $630,000 in global Green Challenge for biodegradable plastic 24 September 2012 Runners-Up from the Netherlands ... "Thanks to this generous prize, soon consumers will be able to buy goods made from biodegradable plastic for an affordable price ... Our bioplastic is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic, which piles up in nature and garbage dumps." ...
  https://greenchallenge.info/press/44-american-wins-630-000-in-global-green-challenge-prize-for-plastic-made-from-greenhouse-gas
*  strain RAL05 Strain Passport - StrainInfo
Phylogenetic affiliation of soil bacteria that degrade aliphatic polyesters available commercially as biodegradable plastics ...
  http://www.straininfo.net/strains/57680
*  Yutaka Tokiwa - Wikipedia
"Phylogenetic affiliation of soil bacteria that degrade aliphatic polyesters available commercially as biodegradable plastics". ... Yutaka Tokiwa; Buenaventurada P. Calabia; Seiichi Aiba (September 2009). "Biodegradability of Plastics". International Journal ... who has published extensively on the biodegradability of plastics. He has an h-index of 51. ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yutaka_Tokiwa
*  Producing Sugar From Photosynthetic Bacteria - Redorbit
It could also expand the availability of biodegradable plastics by reducing the cost of lactic acid, a key building block in ... lead to greater availability of biodegradable plastics; and allow capture of harmful CO2 emissions from power plants and ... Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and Harvard Medical School have engineered photosynthetic bacteria ...
  http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1885864/producing_sugar_from_photosynthetic_bacteria/
*  Finally Something To Do With All That Styrofoam? : TreeHugger
the scientists fed this styrene oil to the soil bacteria Pseudomonas putida, which converted it into biodegradable plastic ... Immortal Styrofoam Meets its Enemy, via ::Digg, ::Soil Bacteria Can Biodegrade Styrofoam, ::Solving The Styrofoam Situation, :: ... "Now you are taking a non-recyclable product and making it into a recyclable, biodegradable product with alternative uses, like ... That's the beauty of the new recycling-with-bacteria process: It adds value. " ...
  https://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/finally-something-to-do-with-all-that-styrofoam.html
*  Goodbye Styrofoam? - PCStats.com
Anyway, the scientists fed this styrene oil to the soil bacteria Pseudomonas putida, which converted it into biodegradable ... Scientists have discovered a bacteria that eats Styrofoam and turns it reusable plastic! Not much info was given but it's cool ...
  http://www.pcstats.com/NewsViewArch.cfm?NewsID=53848
*  PPT - BACTERIA & ARCHAEA PowerPoint Presentation - ID:2162369
BACTERIA & ARCHAEA. PROKARYOTIC ADAPTATIONS. typical prokaryote: 0.5 -5 microns unicellular variety of shapes cocci (spherical ... bacteria used in manufacture of plasticsbiodegradable. *ethanol- producing bacteria. *bioremediation:. *bacteria that can ... Bacteria oxygen requirements & Anaerobic Bacteria -Bacteria oxygen requirements & anaerobic bacteria. introduction. bacteria ... Why are some bacteria pathogenic to humans while other closely-related bacteria are not -What features enable certain bacteria ...
  https://www.slideserve.com/maia/bacteria-archaea
*  Bioplastic - Wikipedia
"Micromidas is using carefully constructed populations of bacteria to convert organic waste into bio-degradable plastics". ... BioSphere Plastic EOS magazine, October 2009 Perf Go Green Biodegradable Plastics - UPDATE: Not So Biodegradable After All. ... This type of plastic may be referred to as degradable plastic or oxy-degradable plastic or photodegradable plastic because the ... The term "biodegradable plastic" has also been used by producers of specially modified petrochemical-based plastics that appear ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioplastic
*  American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov... ( ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ....)
The plastic is a modified form of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), a promising biodegradable plastic produced from bacteria that has ... Nanohybrid plastic may expand use of biodegradable plastic Biomacromolecules. Scientists in New York are reporting development ... of a new biodegradable nanohybrid plastic that can be engineered to decompose much faster than existing plastics used in ... Bioprospectors identify hot new biofuel-producing bacteria Energy & Fuels. A bioprospecting expedition to Icelands famed hot ...
  http://www.bio-medicine.org/biology-news-1/American-Chemical-Societys-Weekly-PressPac----Nov--28--2007-1424-1/
*  Michigan State is marshaling bacteria to sustainably create… pretty much anything: BTN LiveBIG - Big Ten Network
... using bacteria to develop potentially Earth-friendly items like biodegradable plastics. ... While others have been able to produce 100% biodegradable plastic materials, the cost to produce them at scale is difficult to ... But the problem is finding a way to easily feed the bacteria in order for it to keep making plastic. ... The result is a self-sustaining bacteria that can keep on creating. Ideally they will be able to transfer this strategy on a ...
  http://btn.com/2017/12/01/how-michigan-state-researchers-are-creating-sustainable-plastic-from-sunlight-btn-livebig/amp/
*  IDA Latest News - IDA Ireland
... which is convincing bacteria to create a biodegradable plastic, and Efflorus, a company that is making one of the most ... Saphium: Designing bioplastic-producing algae that eat CO2 and release cheaply-purifiable plastic granules, ready for big or ...
  https://www.idaireland.com/newsroom/cork-could-be-home-to-the
*  Bin bag - Wikipedia
Oxo-biodegradable plastic is bio-assimilated by the same bacteria and fungi, which transform natural material such as twigs and ... Oxo-biodegradable plastic bags have the same strength as ordinary plastic and cost very little extra. They will degrade then ... Oxo-biodegradable plastic does not degrade quickly in low temperature "windrow" composting, but it is suitable for "in-vessel" ... Oxo-biodegradable plastic is designed to degrade initially by a process which includes both photo-oxidation and thermo- ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin_bag
*  Plastic shopping bag - Wikipedia
Biodegradable plastics are plastics that are decomposed by the action of living organisms, usually bacteria. Two basic classes ... In general, biodegradable plastic bags need to be kept separate from conventional plastic recycling systems. ... Plastic shopping bags, carrier bags, or plastic grocery bags are a type of plastic bag used as shopping bags and made from ... and plastics made from petrochemicals containing biodegradable additives which enhance biodegradation. Because plastic bags are ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_shopping_bag
*  Succinate synthesis and excretion by Penicillium simplicissimum under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
Succinate is produced mainly by a mixed-acid fermentation process using anaerobically growing bacteria ... detergents and biodegradable plastics. Succinate is produced mainly by a mixed-acid fermentation process using anaerobically ... growing bacteria. However, succinate excretion is also widespread among fungi. In this article we report results on the ...
  http://www.biomedsearch.com/nih/Succinate-synthesis-excretion-by-Penicillium/12044678.html
*  Nylon-eating bacteria - Wikipedia
Biodegradable plastic E. coli long-term evolution experiment Radiotrophic fungus Evolution Creation-evolution controversy Nylon ... Nylon-eating bacteria are a strain of Flavobacterium that are capable of digesting certain by-products of nylon 6 manufacture. ... K172, became popularly known as nylon-eating bacteria, and the enzymes used to digest the man-made molecules became popularly ... any other bacteria), and not effective on any material other than the manmade nylon byproducts. This discovery led geneticist ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nylon-eating_bacteria
*  Plastic fantastic - University of Wolverhampton
... the disposable nature of the plastic bag; more than any other consumer item; epitomises our throw-away culture. For decades ... manufacture of biodegradable transparent plastic films for crop protection and biodegradable containers for hothouse facilities ... For some time, professionals working in the polymer field have been aware of the potential of bacteria known to produce poly- ... Iza's own research specialises in PHAs as a replacement for many of the non-biodegradable petrochemical derived plastics ...
  http://www.wlv.ac.uk/business-services/knowledge-hub/issue-02---wlv-knowledge/plastic-fantastic/
*  Plastic pollution - Wikipedia
These bacteria break down nylon through the activity of the nylonase enzyme.[citation needed] Breakdown of biodegradable ... such as bottled water and plastic bags. The use of biodegradable plastics has many advantages and disadvantages. Biodegradables ... "Biodegradable Plastics are Adding to Landfill Methane Emissions". 10 June 2011. 29 January 2013. Tina, L. Plastic Pollution and ... Although biodegradable and degradable plastics have helped reduce plastic pollution, there are some drawbacks. One issue ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_pollution
*  塑膠小站: 2009/11/1 - 2009/12/1
At a new plant in Iowa, MIT-rooted technology will use bacteria to turn corn into biodegradable plastics.. Anne Trafton, MIT ... Bioplastics, plastic resins that are biodegradable or derived from plant-based sources, will rise more than fourfold to 900,000 ... Non-biodegradable plant-based plastics will be the primary driver of bioplastics demand, posting extraordinary growth from a ... Biodegradable plastics, such as starch-based resins, polylactic acid (PLA) and degradable polyesters, accounted for the vast ...
  http://myplastics.blogspot.tw/2009_11_01_archive.html
*  Plastic fantastic - the future of biod... ( Poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a th...)
In the quest to find biodegradable and renewable sources of plastics t...,Plastic,fantastic,-,the,future,of,biodegradables, ... Poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a thermoplastic polyester which occurs...PHB is synthesised in bacteria from acetyl-CoA using ... Poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a thermoplastic polyester which occurs naturally in bacteria as Ralstonia eutropha and Bacillus ... Green plastics could help reduce carbon footprint. 5. Stanford researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic ...
  http://www.bio-medicine.org/biology-news-1/Plastic-fantastic---the-future-of-biodegradables-21846-1/