Plastics and the Environment

Microplastics in products? Silk offers a biodegradable alternative

Researchers have developed a biodegradable system based on silk proteins to replace microplastics added to products. Image: Unsplash/Susan Wilkinson

David L. Chandler

Writer, MIT News

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