Plastic bags that are biodegradable after four months

Plastic bags are a popular villain in these eco-friendly times, what with them being produced by the million every year and left to sit forever and ever in landfills, never biodegrading. But that may not always be the case thanks to some researchers working at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. That's because they're developing hybrid plastics that would biodegrade within four months.

If used in plastic grocery bags, it could make a huge difference in our nations landfills, greatly reducing the amount of waste. And the plastic could be used in other things as well, such as product packaging, which would be a huge victory for the environment. Keep up the good work, scientists.

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