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Intro to Bioplastics

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood

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Greenwood, Brooklyn
132 32nd St Suite 108
Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11232
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Early bird price until June 21, $75 thereafter.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 15

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Think about all the plastic objects that you use on a daily basis. Where did they come from, and what will their life span be? While it is easy to consume plastic materials it isn’t as easy to get more information about the plastics we use.

Join Genspace for a hands-on foray into the world of bioplastics. Bioplastics are plastics made from renewable biomass sources such as such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, food waste, and more. In this workshop, we will discuss the history, challenges, and future of plastic, and we will experiment with a variety of DIY bioplastic recipes. You will learn about the criteria people in industry use to measure the health and toxicity of their products, the initial processes used in the material sciences, and ways to get started in your own kitchen. Each participant will make a mold and go home with their own plastic item that is edible and will easily biodegrade.

Please wear closed toed shoes for the lab safety protocol.

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