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Smart packaging: Biodegradable plastic changes color to show food freshness

Brazilian start-up Plasticor's patent-pending, biodegradable plastic changes color when food begins to perish, reducing food waste without compromising food safety, it says. (...)

 

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Crean bioplástico que indica la calidad de los alimentos

 

Un bioplástico que al entrar en contacto con los alimentos cambia de color —de verde a rojo— cuando están llegando al límite de su plazo de consumo y que demora solo 75 días para degradarse en la naturaleza, busca enfrentar las enormes pérdidas de alimentos que se registran anualmente en el mundo y evitar que el descarte de plásticos siga contaminando los mares.

 

Según las Naciones Unidas, ocho millones de toneladas de material plástico llegan a los océanos cada año y demoran más de un siglo para desintegrarse por procesos naturales. (...)

 

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New bioplastic packaging could help prevent food waste

The product, which is called Plasticor, reveals the quality of the food and changes colour when the content is not suitable for consumption.

 

According to the researchers the packaging’s ability to change colour is a better way to manage food consumption by giving consumers the ability to prioritise foods that are closer to expiration.  It is also ensures the reliability of expired foods that can still be consumed safely. (...)

 

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Students from Rio create bioplastic that indicates food quality

Students and alumni of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have designed and produced a biodegradable plastic packaging that reveals the quality of the food. The product, called Plasticor, changes its color when the content is not suitable for consumption. Developed about a year ago, in the Xerém campus labs, the student-developed bioplastic is a sustainable option to avoid food waste.

 

Every year, of all food produced on the planet, 30 % (or 1.3 billion tons) goes to trash, according to the United Nations. The color change would be a way of better managing food consumption, by giving preference to those whose expiration is closer, plus ensuring the reliability of expired foods that can still be consumed safely.

 

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