Learn About Bioplastics
The Green-Plastics.net website located at green-plastics.net provides news, discussion, videos, and other resources for people interested in biodegradable and environmentally-friendly plastics (also called “bioplastics” or “green plastics”). This site is owned and operated by Green Plastics, a subsidiary of Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC.
It all started in 2001, when Eugene S. Stevens, Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Binghamton, published the book Green Plastics: An Introduction to the New Science of Biodegradable Plastics as an introduction for students and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the science and application of biodegradable plastics made from renewable resources. This book came onto the market as a popular press (non-academic) book just as the “buzz” over environmentalism and “going green” was beginning the wave of popularity that it is currently riding.
In 2004, he worked with his son, Greg Stevens, to create the website greenplastics.com as a complement to the book: an online introductory resource for students and interested laymen who wanted to find out more about this exciting new science.
The interest generated created by these simple resources revealed a new need: a place where regular people-students, consumers and entrepreneurs, rather than scientists and big business manufacturers-could go to ask questions, find out the latest news, and (most importantly) figure out where to get the products they want and need.
Thus began green-plastics.net in 2008. Our goal is to provide an online meeting place for people who share an interest in plastic, sustainability and the environment. We provide a user-contributed news section so you can keep on top of what is happening in the world of plastics and the environment. We provide a discussion section where you can share your experiences (whether as a student trying to learn about bioplastics, or a business owner trying to buy, sell, or use them), and ask questions of other people. We also are soliciting people—especially students—who are interested in making educational videos about how to make green plastics yourself. Eventually, we would like you to share your projects, failures, frustrations and successes in making your business, school, or town more environmentally friendly with green plastics!
Please contact us and let us know your suggestions, comments and concerns.