Separating Greentech from Greenwashing: An Analysis of Industry-Scale Green Language Manipulation in Bioplastic Marketing

Hannah Towler
Bioplastics have been hailed as the solution to our global plastic pollution crisis by relying on renewable resources instead of finite petroleum reserves to sustainably generate plastics. Our capstone project aims to increase the yield efficiency of our company sponsor’s bioplastic-producing bacteria by selectively knocking out genes that divert resources away from bioplastic production. While the concept of bioplastics may seem technically sound, the technology raises a number of complex obstacles for both consumers and...
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