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The Problem Petroleum-based plastics are created using a man-made polymer called polyethylene terephthalate (or PET). Unlike other biodegradable materials such as food, or even newspapers, PET does not break down when exposed to the elements. In the six decades that the PET polymer has been available for mass production, around 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic have been created and subsequently disposed of, mostly via landfills. The Solution Instead of PET, bioplastics, a type of plastic derived from biological substances rather than from petroleum, use a polymer called polylactic acid, or …
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June 24, 2020
How is science contributing to the future of food production and energy security? See how science issues can be solved through agriculture. You’ll also take part in inquiry-based, hands-on science labs with an engineering design focus covering these topics: Biotechnology Soil science Water quality Energy production Sustainable agricultural practices These lessons address Ohio Science Standards in middle school and high school. Take home free supplies for your classroom. Meet indus…
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More than $1 million is being invested by Ohio’s agricultural organizations to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing in order to determine exactly how nutrients are making it into Ohio’s waterways.