Exploring plant-based packaging in partnership with local authorities

Over 90% of plastics are derived from fossil-derived feedstocks, representing about 6% of global oil consumption. Cambridge researchers are developing alternative materials made from sustainable plant sources by controlling the properties of cellulose crystals and by blending with other additives from food or agricultural waste. The interdisciplinary team is also exploring the impact of switching to these materials on production and disposal by working with RECAP, a partnership of local authorities working to meet the waste and recycling needs of local communities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Added 22 November 2022