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Biodegradable bottle made of bioplastic

The Californian start-up Cove has developed a bottle of the same name that is made from bioplastic and is completely biodegradable. "Cove" consists of the material PHA, which is made by bacteria through a fermentation process. To produce the PHA, the start-up has used biomass so far but is now working with a manufacturer that can make the same product from captured greenhouse gases. Unlike other bioplastics like polylactide, "Cove" doesn’t have to go into an industrial composter, but breaks down in natural conditions in water and soil.

February 20, 2019