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Market Research: bioplastics may become the mainstream

toothbrushes, bottles, computers, aircraft, prostheses: since the advent of the 20th century, plastics have revolutionized people's lives. But what will happen if the fossil resources used to produce plastics eventually disappear in the future? Scientists, insiders and designers believe that plastic still has a long way to go. According to the statistics of the European plastics manufacturers association, 280 million tons of plastics were produced worldwide in 2011, of which 99.5% were produced by oil, accounting for 4% of the global oil production. It's time to weigh the quality of engine oil products that do not work under the conditions of smooth gap and mixed smoothness. Michelle rubri, the head of the western region of the association, predicts that plastic will come back in our "good days" of China's high-speed rail in the future To occupy a larger share of life and replace some raw materials that require too much energy or fossil resources, the more plastics we use, the more oil we save. For example, the plastic of Boeing 787 and Airbus 350 aircraft accounts for 50%, which greatly reduces the aircraft weight and fuel consumption

rubri excitedly predicted that in the future, plastic will generate or conduct current, emit cold light, and add carbon nanotubes. We will see 100% solar cells made of plastic

George hachiioanu, an expert in conductive polymers at the University of Bordeaux, went further: in the future, we will use plastics not only because of their mechanical strength, but also because of their intelligent properties. We will have toothbrushes that tell us when to go to the dentist, or cars that automatically stop when we fall asleep in front of the steering wheel

future plastics can be made into smart textiles or synthetic fibers that can adapt to the surrounding environment. After the new project is completed, textile research expert Julian Payan said that clothes with new fibers can adapt to both cold and hot environments

however, when major international institutions predict that oil reserves can only be used for about 50 years, and some environmentalists even think that it is only 20 to 30 years, how can we believe that these aspirations can become a reality

The Austrian wernabut, the director of the film plastic planet, raised the question: how to deal with the disastrous consequences caused by a product that has become a symbol of large-scale excessive consumption? In the film, bout not only pays attention to the large amount of plastic packaging that eventually enters the belly of sperm whales, open-air garbage dumps and accumulates at the bottom of the ocean, but also points out that plastic has penetrated into human tissues and there is a risk of poisoning people according to the research results

in this regard, haziioanu predicted that within one to two centuries, plastics will come from biological materials such as soybeans, corn and forests. Many manufacturers have started using plants to produce plastics. New fibers based on polylactic acid make plastics biodegradable. Americans even found a way to turn plastics into crude oil

Philippe stark, a famous French designer, believes that people are undoubtedly standing at a crossroads and cannot imagine what will happen after plastic disappears, especially in poor countries. He expressed anger at the current situation of plastic recycling and the occupation of a large amount of arable land to produce bioplastics. After building his empire by designing plastic items, Stark is now interested in printing data reports of a revolutionary biodegradable biopolymer based on algae

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