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How one lab is turning algae into flip-flops—and taking on Big Plastic in the process

28 Aug 2020

Traditional plastic is terrible for the environment. This biodegradable plastic could be a solution.

If you stand on a beach in India or Thailand, you’ll likely see dozens of flip-flops wash up onto the shore. An estimated three billion end up in waterways or the ocean every single year, choking sea life and breaking into tiny particles that end up in the food chain.

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