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Water Wednesdays Recap – Are Bioplastics Better?

September 29, 2020

Almost every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. As an alternative to the traditional plastics, we are hearing a new term more and more often - bioplastics. Are bioplastics better? Dr. Maia McGuire answered this question in the last ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Biodegradable, Bioplastics, Compostable, Environmentally Friendly, Florida Water, Microplastics, MREC, Plastic, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

September 21, 2020

Water Wednesdays in September will feature Microplastics.   Microplastics include plastic particles with an upper size limit of 5 mm (0.2 inch). They come from a variety of sources. If you missed the talk on Sept. 9, here is your ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Beeswax, Food Wraps, Microplastics, Plastic, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

World Environment and World Oceans Days

May 24, 2018

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 and World Oceans Day is June 8. In 2018, the theme for both days is the same: reducing plastic pollution. UF/IFAS Extension's Florida Microplastic Awareness Project has a pledge that people are encouraged ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Plastic
Very small pieces of colorful plastic. University of Florida/Florida Sea Grant.

Bioplastics vs. petroleum plastics

May 14, 2018

A growing trend in plastic production is using plants as the source material for bioplastics. However, bioplastics are not necessarily more environmentally-friendly than traditional petroleum-based plastics. What are the differences? Most ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Plastic

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