Plastics continue to be an issue for companies looking to become more sustainable. Plastic is a necessary resource for packaging and as consumers continue to buy more, the issue won’t be disappearing any time soon. Enter shrimp.
According to Harvard’s Wyss Institute, researchers have introduced a new bioplastic made from the shells of shrimp. Not only is it widely available, it can also be cheaply and easily mass-produced. Going one step further, the new bioplastic – called shrilk – breaks down in just a few weeks, making it one of the most environmentally-friendly resources produced. It’s a promising development that hopefully will lead to a new era for plastics.