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'It comes from bacteria, and goes back to bacteria': the future of plastic alternatives

15.10.2021
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Making a biodegradable material strong enough to replace plastic is a tough task. But scientists re trying to do just thatWhen people think about plastic waste, they often think of the packaging that swaddles supermarket fruits and vegetables - shiny layers that are stripped away and thrown in the bin as soon as the produce is unloaded at home.It's a wasteful cycle that Apeel says it can help end. The California-based company has developed an edible, tasteless and invisible plant-based spray for fruits and vegetables that works as a barrier to keep oxygen out and moisture in, increasing shelf life without the need for single use plastic. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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