Latex is a natural polymer produced by over 12,500 plant species. Marco Cagnoni narrowed this group down to two species that are ideal for making bioplastic. Flexible and long-lasting, this material can replace most synthetic polymers. The plants are also highly nutritious, so you can make plastic and produce food, instead of using valuable staple foods to make plastic.
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About Marco Cagnoni
Marco Cagnoni aims to connect biology, botany and material engineering to design. Currently, he’s researching alternative ways to create latex biopolymers as an alternative solution to fossil-fuel inorganic plastic. If produced in this way, the organic waste of the bioplastic production can be used as a nutritive source.