This startup turns food waste into bioplastic that can break down in the ocean

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At a sprawling Silicon Valley R&D facility, a neon sign on the wall says “transformation.” It’s not a metaphor: Inside large tanks within the structure, food waste is turning into the building blocks for compostable plastic.

“We’re using one huge problem—the carbon emissions from food waste—to solve another, which is the global plastics problem, and petroleum plastics as a whole,” says Dane Anderson, cofounder and co-CEO of Full Cycle Bioplastics, the San Jose, California-based startup that runs the facility.

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