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How Seaweed Could Replace Plastic Bags and Packaging [Video]

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  • California startup Sway is using seaweed to make compostable replacements for thin films and plastic bags.
  • Seaweed farms help reverse ocean acidification, provide habitat for sea life, and create jobs. 
  • Sway is a finalist for a $1 million prize awarded to the startup with the best plastic bag replacement.

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A California startup makes compostable replacements for thin-film plastic out of seaweed. The company sources raw materials from seaweed farms, which can provide habitat for sea life, combat ocean acidification, and create jobs.

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