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©2018 BY SUMMER CHEN

Paradigm

Food waste and food losses are generated throughout the whole food supply chains from farm to fork. The use of food waste as a source for raw materials for bioplastic is an especially sought result, since it could significantly improve the sustainability of our economy following one of the circular economy paradigms: substitution of plastics produced from non-renewable sources with bioplastics that are biodegradable and/or derived from renewable sources.  

 

As an exploratory and investigative project, 'Paradigm' is designed to push for material innovations with food waste-based bioplastics and explore the potential applications of those new materials.