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Lignin – Plant Based Plastic Substitute

If current developments in plastic consumption aren’t curbed, at some point there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. One solution could be the replacement of fossil-based plastics with plant based materials, that are biodegradable. A key material is Lignin, a class of complex organic polymers.

[avantium.com] – Company site
[wikipedia.org] – Lignin
[nl.wikipedia.org] – Avantium
[twitter.com] – “Bio Roads”, substituting 30% bitumen with lignin
[avantium.com] – Avantium and Roelofs construct the world’s first test road with lignin produced in the Netherlands

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