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Food protecting food: nature’s way

Category: Hope for humanity


A slice of onion next to crumpled onion skins, a fork next to a little rough-textured container holding a gyoza

Determining the value of organic waste streams for material alternatives to plastic is becoming crucial to tackle the climate crisis. Working with HUID, we are investigating the potential for onion skins - a scalable, untapped waste material - to replace single-use plastic in food packaging. With onion skin's antibacterial properties and store of antioxidants that can extend the shelf life of perishables, our research explores how food can protect food.

Entrant: Tiziana Marrocco , Advanced Materials Research Laboratory

Copyright: HUID

Funding: Scottish Funding Council

Collaborators: Renuka Ramanujam, Founder & CEO of HUID


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