Car parts from plants

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Cars are made using many different materials. Each part of a car is made from a material that has suitable properties for the job it has to do. Many car parts are made from plastic. Car makers are beginning to use plastics made from plants. These are called bioplastics.


Scientists from the University of Warwick have made a racing car that uses materials made from plants.


Watch the video clip on this page, and then...

... find out more about a racing car made from plants!


video: a car made from plants

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here are the words from this film (pdf)