STARS project: Sustainable Products from Ryegrass

25 November 2013

Prototype trials are underway for a project to convert Welsh ryegrass into sustainable food packaging. Using cutting-edge pulp moulding equipment, researchers at Bangor University have begun a process of heating mixtures of ryegrass to press and mould into prototype fruit and vegetable packaging products.
The Sustainable Products from Ryegrass (STARS) project is a collaborative programme of research between Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities and six industrial partners including Waitrose. The project is investigating a range of products that can be produced from ryegrass, including easily-recycled, fibre-based packaging for foods (News Release Bangor University, 20 November 2013).
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