Algix technology creates bioplastics with algae

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A sustainability company in Meridian is paving the way in cleaning up our waterways by using the toxic algae to create bioplastic materials.

Ryan Hunt, co-founder of Algix, says the technology they have developed can separate the particles of algae from the water.

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As the algae is removed, oxygen is pumped into the water, giving marine life a more suitable environment.  Algix is then able to transform the biomass proteins from the algae to create bioplastics.

It may seem like a win-win for the company and our environment, but Hunt says he can’t help the Coast without approval from state leaders.