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IIT Kharagpur researchers develop eco-friendly food packaging material

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur has recently developed a eco-friendly food packaging using cucumber peels.

According to the team of researchers, cucumber peels have greater cellulose content than other peel waste.

Cellulose nanocrystals derived from these peels can be used for making food packaging material which is biodegradable and has low oxygen permeability.


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