A Good Plastic?
Plastic has long been labeled as a bad pollutant because its petroleum-based production releases chemical contaminants, and because it takes hundreds of years for plastic to decay.
In the January issue of Bioresource Technology, researchers at Tel Aviv Universitydescribed a new technique that produces a biodegradable plastic.
Since this new production process does not require soil or fresh water, it will enable countries with a shortage of fresh water like China, India, and Israel to switch from petroleum-derived plastics to quickly-biodegradable plastics.
According to researchers, the new polymer “is derived from microorganisms that feed on seaweed. It is biodegradable, produces zero toxic waste and recycles into organic waste.”
How much better stewards of the earth we would be (Genesis 1:28) if the world’s scientists would focus their research on the discovery and application of the ingenious wisdom found in the creation rather than spending billions of dollars on evolutionary pursuits.
Source: “Building Better Plastics”, World Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Feb. 2, 2019); p. 58. See also Tel Aviv University, “No more plastic in the ocean?” December 28,1081; retrieved February 20, 2019, https://english.tau.ac.il/news/end_of_plastic