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Bioplastics are plastic-like products that are made from natural resources like agricultural produce and algae. Bioplastics are biodegradable and safe for the environment. Bioplastics are becoming increasingly popular in the packaging industry and are replacing chemically manufactured plastics with bioplastics.
Algae are a diverse group of aquatic organisms found all over the world. They are found in lakes, sea floors, and even in moist environments like pots at home, and on walls in rainy places. These organisms are photosynthetic – they use sunlight and water to grow and can form colonies in a short period of time. Algae are not only helpful to us, but are critical to our existence.
Algae and microalgae can be used to produce bioplastics that are environmentally safe, and in some cases, even edible. Bioplastics made from algae have a variety of applications and can be used as replacement for plastic used in food wraps, packaging, and even surf boards.