Scientists develop biodegradable food packaging

Say goodbye to plastic packaging. Scientists are testing a new biodegradable food packaging material that kills microbes that contaminate foods.

Sustainable 'plastics' are on the horizon

Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water. The new process produces 'plastic' from marine microorganisms that completely recycle into organic waste.

First paper straw factory to open as UK bans plastic

As the United Kingdom moves forward with its planned ban on single-use plastic products, the first paper straw factory in decades is opening in Wales to meet the consumer demand.

Edible food packaging made from milk proteins

Most foods at the grocery store come wrapped in plastic packaging. This create a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste. Scientists are now developing a packaging film made of milk proteins that addresses these issues - and it is even edible.