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Surf and earth: how prawn shopping bags could save the planet

Dr Nicola Everitt from the Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham

Bioengineers at The University of Nottingham are trialling how to use shrimp shells to make biodegradable shopping bags, as a ‘green’ alternative to oil-based plastics, and as a new food packaging material to extend product shelf life. The new material for these affordable ‘eco-friendly’ bags is being optimised for Egyptian …

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