SUTD researchers making new ‘plastic’ from plants and prawn shells

SUTD researchers develop 3D printable material that is biodegradable, sustainable

Could prawn shells be the new plastic?

Plastic is now everywhere and virtual indispensable in our daily lives, but it is polluting the earth. However, its widespread use may one day be replaced by eco-friendly options.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 22, 2018, with the headline 'Making new 'plastic' from plants and prawn shells'. Subscribe