The flip flops were developed in the labs of UC San Diego, and will be commercialized by local startup Algenesis Materials. Photo by Erik Jepsen, courtesy of UC San Diego

The flip flops were developed in the labs of UC San Diego, and will be commercialized by local startup Algenesis Materials. Photo by Erik Jepsen, courtesy of UC San Diego

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The Triton Soles flip flops are made from algae-derived polymeric polyols instead of petroleum, making them eco-friendly and more biodegradable. Photo by Erik Jepsen, courtesy of UC San Diego

— Entrepreneur Stephen Mayfield, that UC San Diego professor who’s always making products from algae foam, is developing an eco-friendly flip-flop to add to his product portfolio...

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