The Latest (Possible) Solution: Making Plastic from Pig Piss

The Latest (Possible) Solution: Making Plastic from Pig Piss
Innovation
Christine Huang
  • 23 april 2008

Netherlands-based Agroplast has performed a considerable feat of modern-day alchemy – turning pig-piss into plastic.. and  cigarette “flavor enhancers.” While bioplastics have been around for a while, plastic from farm waste is, theoretically, a better idea as the pig urine has no value and must be disposed of in some manner regardless.
The company, which is amidst in a pilot study now, claims that the piss-to-plastic process could result in a plastic-making process that would cost two-thirds as must as plastics made from fossil fuels. But as BoingBoing points out, it’s usually the case that bioplastics made of vegetable matter actually cost more than fossil fuel plastics. Of course, these numbers won’t be confirmed until Agroplast’s technology is applied on a large-scale – we’ll keep you updated.

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