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Brazilian researchers turn fruit into edible plastic

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Brazilian researchers turn fruit into edible plastic

Most of us use tons of plastic in the kitchen from food packaging and wraps. And that creates a lot of plastic waste, which is extremely polluting, taking around 400 years to decompose. With this in mind and looking to preserve natural resources, Brazilian researchers have developed an edible plastic film which can be produced from several types of food, like fruit, vegetables, and spices. The research was conducted in the nanotechnology laboratory of the Brazilian Corporation of Agricultural Research (Embrapa).

Instead of petroleum, this new material is made of fruits and vegetables.

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