Researchers Turn Used Cooking Oil into Plastics

Read the full story at Earth911.

Soon the same cooking oil used to fry your child’s chicken nuggets could be used to replace your uncle’s hip.

That’s according to scientists at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference late last month, who say that bioplastics derived from waste cooking oil could be not only be a viable, ecologically responsible way of producing medical grade plastics, but also a cheaper alternative in the long run.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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