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Friday, January 15, 2016

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70 percent of the 500 billion tons of plastic produced in the world every year ends up in landfills where it will take centuries to decompose. But there are alternatives, like plastic made from plant material.

Scroll down to see how innovative, environmental companies are tackling this looming problem.

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The Plastic of the 21st Century

The majority of plastics today are oil-based. Not only does plastic consume 10 percent of the world's oil supply, but it also increases global warming, and can take over 1000 year to degrade. Plastic made from corn is biodegradable, carbon neutral, renewable and even edible.

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