You know that protective outer layer you toss out before cooking rice? Scientists at Kyungpook National University in South Korea have found a clever way to turn this common kitchen scrap into a sustainable packaging superhero, according to research published in the Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts. By treating rice husks with a special chemical process and then mixing in an enzyme cocktail, the team extracted strong, water-resistant nanofibers. These tiny fibers are like the building blocks of the ultimate green packaging material when, Read more

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