Does anyone here know anything about bioplastics and if they are a viable alternative to fossil fuel plastics? Would peak phosphate negate something like bioplastic, which relies on plant bases?
Poly lactic acid (PLA) is a bio-derived polymer that has been commercially available for at least 10 years. It is made from corn, and at least somewhat biodegradable in a compost system. If I remember correctly, it is a mediocre polymer in terms of performance. Also, the fermentation to make lactic acid and the subsequent polymerization required a lot of energy input to the process.
A resource for planning for & reacting to the unexpected (storms, natural disasters and other shocks)
Members to support one another in investing endeavors
Preparing those people on Ise Lodge (Kettering) Northants, interested in the future post fossil fuel.
A meeting place for all who are interested in building or sharing a resilient lifestyle up here in the North.
A group to form alliances for survival