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Breaking Down Biodegradable: UF Scientist Creates Guide to Bioplastics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The term “bioplastics” describes plastics made of a biological source, as opposed to traditional plastics made of petroleum. But as products using bioplastics increasingly become fixtures on store shelves, consumers may not understand the various… Read More

Join beach cleanups this Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This weekend is the 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup, an effort by coastal communities to remove trash from their beaches and coastal areas. Created and run by The Ocean Conservancy, a national… Read More

How to Start this School Year on the Greenest Foot

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As students ready themselves for the upcoming lessons of this new school year, one lesson can start before they set foot in the classroom. University of Florida experts share just a few ways students can… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS

Every Earth Day needs a scientific perspective. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has hundreds of scientists and educators ready to share scientific insights into today’s most important environmental issues. See below to some… Read More

UF develops method to make plastic from discarded plant material

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plastic may compete with paper in the grocery line, but it doesn’t have to compete with the world’s food supply, according to University of Florida researchers. They’ve… Read More