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Researchers Create Biodegradable Plastic from Crab Shells, Tree Fibers

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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a biodegradable plastic, derived from crab shells and tree fibers, that could potentially replace petroleum-based packaging in the food and consumer-product industries. The team created the new material by creating nanoparticle suspensions of cellulose, the fibrous material in the cell walls of plants, and chitin, a…

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