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How bioplastic is being generated from avocado waste

The buttery avocado is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available, and well-deserving of its super food status. Rich in fibre, folate, potassium, vitamin, avos are wildly popular among health-conscious consumers.

But what about the avocado’s hard central seeds, ordinarily discarded once the interior has been consumed?

In this video, we learn how a company in Mexico is transforming avo seeds into “bioplastic”, which breaks down quickly and needs fewer fossil fuels to produce. While the output is modest for now, the idea of bioplastics could catch on.

Of course, bioplastics also come with drawbacks, and are not the ultimate answer to our over-reliance on plastics and their contamination of the planet. But they could be part of a solution, as we phase plastics out.

View the original video here.

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