I discovered that Algopack in St Malo are looking to scale up their production facilities, and that most packaging used by supermarkets could be made from biodegradable bioplastic. They even have flowerpots which can be planted with the plant and feed it while the bioplastic decomposed in the garden. I think I would try and use the bioplastic trays from the supermarket to start my seeds off, then plant them.
The whole lot can go on the compost heap and decompose in 4-6 weeks. No more packaging to recycle, fancy that. Anything traditionally made from plastic could be made from seweed, however the clear plastic water bottle has not yet been developed.
Do we really need to store water in plastic, perhaps it would be better to go back to glass and reuse the bottles like they used to with milk bottles and lemonade. Obviously worth getting the sixpence back on the bottle. It was a good system, us kids used to go looking for them and get pocket money.
The next thing I looked up was bio oil made from seaweed, this has huge benefits over growing crops on land, The land can be used for food production again.
Interestingly Rex Tillerson as head of Exxon Mobile pulled the funding for seaweed bio-oil and shut down the project.
It seems an area of sea the size of Maine would be able to supply all of the US fuel needs per annum. The release of carbon is neutral, as the seaweed only releases what it has absorbed during its growth. Just think, no more fracking, no more polluted drinking water that forces people to buy bottled water in plastic containers. No nasty oil spills, as I think the seaweed bio-oil isn't polluting.
I think the same size area can also produce enough edible seaweeds to feed a world population of 9 Billion. The Dutch have come up with a seaweed veggi burger that is combined with soya and tastes and eats like Chicken. I can never see the point of trying to make veggi food taste and eat like meat.
All these people who keep moaning about not enough food to go round, and ever expanding populations that can't be fed are quite wrong. It's just a question of whether they want to get on with changing the world for the better.
I wonder how they will get all of that plastic out of the oceans.