Plants and Plastics - ACS Video and Podcasts

To celebrate Earth day's 40th anniversary, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has released six informative podcasts looking at plants.

The podcasts look at plant based medicines, pollution fighting plants, plants as 'green' machines and plants and energy. You can listen to this great series here.

ACS have also released a video clip, episode 2 of their ChemMatters series, titled "Pastics go Green"

This episode looks at how scientists are trying to make plastic, one of the world's most abundant man-made materials, more environmentally friendly by using plant materials.

It is thought that by 2020, these bioplastics could provide an alternative for about a fifth of the estimated 200 billion pounds of plastics manufacturers produce each year worldwide.

Check out the great clip below:

More cool stuff on Celsias:

Cereplast - Algae to Plastic

Carbon Friendly Agriculture?

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