Brown seaweeds of the North Atlantic can have prolific growth rates. Sugar kelp and certain red macroalgae are particularly promising biomass producers whose fronds can be dried, powdered, rewetted and heated to produce bio-plastics that are tough, flexible and compostable (in the sea or on land). Given the enormous challenge of cleaning up micro-particles of synthetic, non-degradable plastics from petroleum that pollute our seas, the Seaweed Cycle offers production systems for 3D printing, pressure moulding and other techniques that perfectly fit the bio-economy.
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Test them out in everyday use, then compost them.