In the ultimate recycling story, researchers at the University of Idaho have found a way for cows to not only produce milk, but the bovines can also be used to make plastic for the bottles to drink it from.
A research group at the university claims to have developed a way to generate a significant economic return from the dairy industry’s waste stream by converting manure into a biodegradable plastic.
“Our process uses the unique capabilities of naturally occurring bacteria to ferment manure and then convert the fermentation products to a plastic,” said Erik Coats, University of Idaho associate professor of civil engineering.
No doubt the Chobani culture will benefit from the plastic poop culture.
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