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Bio-Based Plastic Street Activity Helps Children to Make their Own Plastic

The transition to a bio-based economy starts by raising already young children's awareness.

Activities which take technology and chemistry of bio-based materials in the schools make children curious and help them understand better such an important yet complex topic.

An example is the Bio-based plastic Street, a fun and interactive way to show children to how to make their own bio-based plastic.

Only few people know that plastic is not necessarily made from petroleum and that instead it can also be made from plant-based materials like starch.

In the Bioplastic Street, organized by the BioCannDo project, children aged between 8 and 15 can cut, mix, filter, inject and finally make their own plastic form starting from one of their favorite foods: potatoes! They can also use a microscope to analyze the pieces of raw materials they are using.

The transition to a bio-based economy starts by raising already young children’s awareness. Activities which take technology and chemistry of bio-based materials in the schools make children curious and help them understand better such an important yet complex topic.

An example is the Bio-based plastic Street, a fun and interactive way to show children to how to make their own bio-based plastic.

Only few people know that plastic is not necessarily made from petroleum and that instead it can also be made from plant-based materials like starch.

In the Bioplastic Street, organized by the BioCannDo project, children aged between 8 and 15 can cut, mix, filter, inject and finally make their own plastic form starting from one of their favorite foods: potatoes!

They can also use a microscope to analyze the pieces of raw materials they are using.

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Bio-based plastic Street activity helps children to make their own plastic