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A super-strong plastic that reverts to dust | Jeannette Garcia | TED Institute

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Published on Dec 10, 2015

Plastics advocate Jeannette Garcia's accidental invention of a super-strong and fully biodegradable polymer could make today's environmental curse tomorrow's sustainable answer. The implications? Recyclable airplanes, dissolvable water bottles and dramatically diminished landfills.

TED@IBM was a TED-curated event showcasing speakers from across the IBM community. Produced in partnership with IBM, the event brought to light the often-overlooked. Examining social structures and sustainable approaches, TED@IBM explored the necessity of invention to build a better world.

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0:23 Photo: Stefan Leijon / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0
0:32 Photo: Lindsay Hoshaw / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
6:52 Photo: Phillip Capper / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
7:17 Photo: IMCBerea College / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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