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Synthetic spider silk provides a sustainable alternative to single-use plastics

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have created a high-performance material that simulates the properties of spider silk as an alternative to single-use plastics. The creation involves using sustainable ingredients and an energy-efficient method that is easily scalable. The material can be used as a free-standing film and water-resistant coatings. The new product is compostable and does not require industrial composting facilities, as they can safely degrade into the environment. Learn more about the range of items the product can be substituted for.

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