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Nov 29, 2020

This Startup Is Making Fully Edible ‘Plastic’ Sauce Packets Out of Seaweed

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

From a pile of seaweed to a packet of soy sauce.

The London startup Notpla has created a plastic alternative from seaweed that’s biodegradable — and even edible. And it’s hoping it could put a dent in the 300 million tons of plastic waste humans generate each year.

Notpla’s natural plastic-like casing is biodegradable within four to six weeks, the company says, compared to the several hundred years it takes synthetic plastics to biodegrade.

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