Italian company that produce bioplastics. "MATER-BI is a family of completely biodegradable and compostable bioplastics which are being used to provide low environmental impact solutions for every day products" Website provides explanations of biodegradability and compostibility and issues relating to the management and disposal of municipal waste
The Science history institute provides information on the history and future of plastics.
It also provides access to their Digital Collections which "offer highlights from our library, archives, and museum collections. Our chronology ranges from the Roman Empire to the 21st century, and the materials include everything from fine art to rare books and from scientific objects to photographs."
Article from the US national library of Medicine on biomedical biopolymers
Information from the Howstuffworks website
Library Search Terms
Polymers and Polymerisation