Turning apple waste into packing material

Researchers are now working on ways to use fruit as a source to help the environment. They are taking waste from apples and turning it into packaging materials to replace plastic.

An Oregon State University professor says that the waste offers great benefits.

According to Yanyun Zhao, “When you’re using bioproducts to develop this compostable packing, you help solve two problems. One is developing a more environmentally sustainable packing to improve the sustainability. Another thing is converting what we call repurposing bioproducts to develop compostable packing.”

The focus is currently on apple pomace because it is readily available in the Pacific Northwest.


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