More than 20,000 tonnes of plastic waste are dumped in landfill sites in Australia each year yet we continue to use plastic because it’s essential to our daily lives. With this in mind, Angelina invented not one, but six bioplastics to see which would make the most commercially viable plastic. One of the bioplastics that Angelina developed decomposes 300 times faster than conventional plastic.
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Transcript available here: csiro.au/Education-media/Videos/Vimeo/BHP-Awards-2017/Angelina-Arora/video-transcript