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April 27th, 2007

Nanotechnology solutions for the packaging waste problem

Abstract:
Environmentally conscious shoppers may soon be able to cross non-recyclable packaging off their list as European researchers work towards reducing the carbon emissions caused by our throwaway society - with modified natural fibre based, intelligent packaging. Some of the plastics and materials they are developing combine rather exotic materials: a molecule found in the exoskeletons of crabs and crustaceans, clay-particles engineered on a nanoscale, DNA footprints to identify materials or photosensitive nano-particles that form organic screens to be used for communication capabilities.

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