Cow manure transformed into everyday, biodegradable plastic

09/25/2013 | Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho), The

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A new process that brings together cow manure and bacteria found in the soil produces a biodegradable plastic that can be used in everyday, disposable items. The developer, University of Idaho associate professor of civil engineering Erik Coats, says items that could be made from it such as bottles and garbage bags could be recycled and then fed "to the bacteria again [to] make more plastic."

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