New research from Texas suggests new ways to make plastic packaging more eco-friendly.

A group of researchers from Texas A&M University, have developed a new, more environmentally friendly plastic material which they hope will improve food packaging for the better of the environment. The new material, which they label nano-bricks due to it’s microscopic resemblance to brick and mortar, will help keep foods preserved for longer periods of time.

The material, is made up of only 30% plastic polymers mixed with a natural clay material which makes it more air-tight than other available plastics

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