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The European Gastroenterology Conference Talks About Plastics

Summary of the article "How Bioplastics Will Solve our Plastic Epidemic" published on

Microplastics are one of the biggest problems our natural world faces today. But, we may now have a possible solution in the form of bioplastics.

Vienna hosted the 26th annual United European Gastroenterology conference in October and one study revealed some disturbing environmental evidence.

The Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria tested people from eight different countries and found up to 9 types of plastics in human stool. The researchers found 20 plastic particles per 10 grams of stool.

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Researchers did not consider bioplastics a candidate for a large-scale solution to the microplastics problem. That changed this week because bioplastics is becoming a commercially viable solution




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