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David commented on My Apprenticeship and After

The model and its photographs are also described in another working paper: SSRN 2600103 "A Mechanical Model for Teaching Macroeconomics" , but the theory about it is mentioned above in SSRN 2865571.

Can this idea be taken further? Because seaweed is an edible vegetable, could not these properties be included in the demand for the food being contained. In other words, the food product being provided and used should be supplemented by instructions about how to cook or otherwise prepare as food THE CONTAINER ITSELF!

There are a number of questions about this bright idea of using self-disintegrating containers to replace today's plastics ones.
1. How can its degradable properties be started? A food package that sits on a shelf for a long time before it becomes unusable should not have its container disintegrate until it is either opened or thrown away.
2. What is the cost of these kinds of self-disintegrating containers compared to more regular plastics that are currently in use? Is it economically sensible (apart from the natural sensibility) for a company to change to these self-disintegrating plastics.
3. Is it worthwhile for countries which have no seaweed directly available to import it instead of using the alternative (less costly?) petroleum sources?