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Newly Developed Biodegradable Plastic Offers Higher Tensile Strength Than Plastic Made from Petroleum

Publicado em 10 março 2022
The disposal of food packaging is a massive contributor to environmental pollution on a global scale. Over 350 million metric tons of plastic are generated yearly, and plastic forms 85% of the trash discarded in the oceans, according to reports. Designed for use as food packaging, the material is produced by scientists at São Paulo State University from gelatin, clay, and a nanoemulsion of black pepper essential oil (photos: preparing the mixture (left) and the gelatin-based biofilm. [...]