Innovators develop seaweed-based alternatives to plastic food wrappers

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By Jewel S. Cabrera Seaweed, a common name for thousands of marine plants and algae found in different water bodies, not only provides food and shelter for marine animals, but it can also help solve the plastic pollution problem. Materials researchers from Flinders University in Australia and German biomaterials developer one • fıve have developed a new nonpolluting seaweed-based coating material “designed to replace conventional fossil-based plastic coatings used in grease-resistant fast food packaging.” The initiative aims to transform the global packaging and plastics industry by significan…

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