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Seaweed as a compostable, marine-safe packaging?

By Roger Rodrigo

Seaweed has been a food source for many years but now scientists have uncovered another use for this resilient plant: packaging.

UK-based start-up Oceanium has developed "green and clean" technology that can turn seaweed into both a food source and compostable, marine-safe packaging.

One of the emerging facts is that seaweed farms also protect the seabed from commercial fishing and other harmful practices and contribute to a low-carbon economy.

Demand for plant-based food and nutrition is growing. According to recent retail sales data, grocery sales of plant-based foods in place of animal products grew 29% in the US to $5 billion between 2017 and 2019.



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