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AS Andalusian scientists obtain biodegradable plastic from tomato skin

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More videos at http://www.andalusianstories.com Researchers in Seville have obtained completely biodegradable plastic from tomato skin. This would be a substitute for plastic bags which are sold at supermarkets. As these new bags are made out of the waste generated by the tomato industry, the manufacturing of these bags wouldn't imply food consumption. These researchers are now testing different additives to shorten the life of this plastic; this would be an added value for the package made out of this material, as the expiration of the product could be associated with the integrity of the package. This plastic, that is the result of two year of investigation, has been developed by the Institute of Materials Science in Seville with the collaboration of the University of Málaga.