A team of chemists at the University of Bath in England have created a renewable plastic made out of pine needle waste. To date, the team has only produced a few grams of pine plastic, but once larger quantities are made, the plastic could be used to make food packaging, plastic bags and medical implants.
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That pine fresh scent in the air actually smells like the future of plastics.
A team of chemists in England has figured out a way to produce a renewable plastic from pine needle waste, potentially replacing a type that's currently made from crude oil. In order to do it, they turned to the chemical called pinene that gives pine trees their delicious smell.