New plastic created from DNA is biodegradable and easy to recycle

A fresh plastic created from DNA is renewable, requires little energy to create and is simple to recycle or break down.

Traditional plastics are harmful to the environment because they’re made from non-renewable petrochemicals, require powerful heating and toxic chemicals to create, and take hundreds of years to breakdown. Only a tiny fraction of them are recycled, with the others finding yourself in landfill, being incinerated or polluting the environment.

Alternative plastics produced from plant sources like corn starch and seaweed are …

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