Prickly pear plastic

July 2019—This scientist in Mexico has figured out how to juice cactus pads and turn them into biodegradable plastic. It’s even edible (although not tasty) so it could be fed to livestock. It biodegrades in soil in about a month. Watch the video.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-48497933/how-to-make-biodegradable-plastic-from-cactus-juice