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TOKYO - Japanese fibre manufacturer Teijin Frontier has announced the development of a polylactic acid (PLA) resin that reduces microplastic pollution by biodegrading faster in oceans, rivers and soil.

PLA is a bio-based plastic made from fermented plant starch which is used to produce a variety of consumer goods including textiles and nonwoven fabrics for upholstery, disposable garments, awnings, feminine hygiene products and nappies.

By adding a new biodegradation accelerator to the polymer, the company says it has improved the biodegradation rate without impairing strength, moldability or other practical properties.

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