Biodegradable plastic to be produced from sugarcane

US-based Metabolix said it had signed an agreement with Australia's sugar industry to produce biodegradable plastics from cane.

Metabolix signed the collaborative agreement with Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRC SIIB).
The company said it is now commercialising its first product, Mirel, a biodegradable natural plastic.
Metabolix: 21 Erie Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, US: Tel +617-492-0505; fax +617-492-1996.