Spanish scientists from the Institute of Subtropical and Mediterranean Horticulture in Malaga have learned how to create bioplastics from tomato peels. This is reported by The Mayor.
To create the plastic, the tomato skin left over from the production of ketchup and salsa will be used. Such bioplastics can be used to make food packaging and harmless varnishes.
As noted by scientists, bioplastics made from tomato peels will decompose in sea water for only a month, while ordinary plastic takes more than 400 years to do this. .
Researchers continue their work and direct efforts to create the equipment necessary for the production of a new type of plastic.