Plastics made from sweet potatoes and thyme is said to provide better barrier protection, so that food will stay fresh for longer.  Photo: süskartoffel © karepa, fotolia.com

Plastics made from sweet potatoes and thyme is said to provide better barrier protection, so that food will stay fresh for longer. Photo: süskartoffel © karepa, fotolia.com

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Bioplastics with improved functionality

Biodegradable composite film with high level of impermeability to oxygen

Researchers from Singapore have created packaging based on shellfish. Photo: Steamed tiger shrimp isolated on white background. © gitusik, fotolia.com

Researchers from Singapore have created packaging based on shellfish. Photo: Steamed tiger shrimp isolated on white background. © gitusik, fotolia.com

Cheese packaging made from milk protein: it can just be eaten. Photo: American Chemical Society

Cheese packaging made from milk protein: it can just be eaten. Photo: American Chemical Society

Edible packaging made from milk proteins

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