Biodegradable 3D glasses coming to theaters?

By April 13, 2010Newswires

Biodegradable 3D glasses coming to theaters?

By Sharon Vaknin

Though some moviegoers’ power identification with “Avatar” may have inspired them to ponder the planet and rethink their carbon footprint, they likely missed the irony: millions of nonbiodegradable, plastic 3D glasses were reportedly distributed for the movie.

Luckily, cinemas may be on their way to adopting a more sustainable technology. Cereplast, an L.A.-based maker of bioplastics, has partnered with Oculus3D to create what appear to be the first biodegradable 3D glasses. Unlike current 3D glasses that are made using petroleum-based plastic, these will be manufactured with plastic derived from plant materials.

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