Mexico’s cactus offers alternative to plastics

A Mexican researcher has invented a new form of biodegradable plastic made primarily from the juice of prickly pear cactus (opuntia). The pulp of the prickly pear is mixed with non-toxic additives to produce sheets that can be used for packaging. In March 2019, UN member states at the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) in… Continue reading Mexico’s cactus offers alternative to plastics