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New material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem

Shutterstock/Olga Miltsova Hom Dhakal, University of Portsmouth Plastics are very useful materials. They’ve contributed significant benefits to modern society. But the unprecedented amount of plastics produced over the past few decades has caused serious environmental pollution. Packaging alone was responsible for 46% out of 340 million tonnes of plastic waste generated globally in 2018. Although plastic recycling has increased significantly …

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