Biodegradable plastics made from fish waste

Researchers from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada developed a process to turn fish waste into biodegradable plastics.

The new material was made with oil extracted from the discarded remains of Atlantic salmon, and then converted into a polyurethane-like polymer by adding oxygen.  As the oil went through several phases to become plastic, the fish scent completely disappeared.

This development shows how we can make something useful that has multiple applications in our everyday lives from the garbage that people just throw out.

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