|Not everything has to be made of plastic & end up in the Ocean|
Moving to a greener, cleaner economy which helps protect the environment is a key part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.
Dissolving seaweed sauce sachets and technology inspired by a suckerfish to remove plastics from rivers are among 11 innovative projects to win the backing of a £4m government fund to clean up the environment.
To showcase the ground-breaking research being led by UK scientists & innovators during Green GB & NI Week, the Business Secretary Greg Clark last week announced the winners of a competition to develop new products or processes to end the scourge of plastic waste.
Among the winners are Skipping Rocks Lab in London, whose state-of-the-art facility is working on a scheme which could make the sight of single-use condiment sachets on takeaway counters a thing of the past by replacing plastic packaging with seaweed. The material, which has successfully been used as an alternative to the plastic water bottle, biodegrades as fast as a piece of fruit and is cheaper than plastic.
Other successful companies to win government funding include:
|Don’t we know better?|