STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of material from a biodegradable carrier bag. It is made from polylactic acid (PLA), a plastic substitute derived from fermented plant starch, most often corn starch. Starch grains (red) can be seen in the material. Magnification: x3000 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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