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How olive stones could help replace plastic

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As the world begins to confront the sheer scale of toxic plastic waste, a replacement could come from an unlikely – and tasty – source. three Turkish researchers believe they may have created a product which could help take the place of disposable plastic. And it comes from a sustainable, renewable source – olives.

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C'mon, the only realistic replacement is hemp based plastic. As Henry Ford's original ideas showed, we can produce everything we get from crude oil from hemp without the environmental problems oil based products create.
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Sure this would work on small scale... But is in no way practical on an industrial scale...
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You know this will never happen...enough with the plastic-related click bait...any plant matter can be used to make some kind of plastic...we need to reform the industries, you know we're not replacing petrol with olive stones...just use some common sense.
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Soy and corn based is already here. You can purchase biodegradable cups made from either. Though, none of the Fast food places will ever carry it due to the cost.
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People were finally woke about the plastic waste we get to use every single day of our lives. With the help of this, we are not just saving the environment but also the life it supports.
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There are already alternatives, such as compostable bags made from corn
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Let's rip out the rainforest to replace it with olive groves genius
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At least they are trying...bravo!
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It's a seed, not a stone. Why do Brits have such a difficult time differentiating between objects? First they mistake a bug as a bird, and now they call seeds stones.
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Not going to work. Not enough olives in the world. Besides there is nothing wrong with normal normal plastic. Just put your trash in the trash can like we learned every year on earth day when we were kids.
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