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Georgia Tech Scientists Develop Environment-Friendly Plastic-Like Packaging Material

July 25, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a new type of material that can be used for packaging like plastics, without the latter's harmful impact on the environment. According to an article published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, the new material consists of layers of cellulose nanocrystals from wood pulp and chitin nanofibers, which can be derived from shells of crabs and shrimp. Fully compostable, packaging made from this material can also keep food fresher longer, the researchers claimed.[Image Credit: © Georgia Institute of Technology]
Noel Kirkpatrick, "How crabs and trees could soon replace plastic", Mother Nature Network, July 25, 2018, © NARRATIVE CONTENT GROUP
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