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London Startup Says Lobster Shells Provide Plastic Alternative I VOA

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on Apr 27, 2019
    The world has a love-hate relationship with plastic: It’s as convenient as it is problematic. Because it degrades incredibly slowly, plastic waste pollutes the oceans and endangers wildlife. But for sturdy, cheap and sterile packaging, we simply lack good alternatives. A London startup wants to change that, with some help from lobsters. Markus Meyer-Gehlen reports.

  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It all smells fishy to me.
  3. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    And the world lobster population is how many? Even the logistics of catching a few here and there, processing for lobster thermidor and transporting shells to a plant to make plastic boxes seems infeasible / risks endangering the species.
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Lobsters are in the zeitgeist.


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