Extracts of lemon and almond peels can be used for sustainably produced car parts and building components. This BARBARA project jointly funded by the European Union and industry ensures that food waste can be put to good use, replacing petroleum-based plastics with more environmentally friendly bioplastics.
The BARBARA project is supported by the European consortium called Bio-Based Industries. The intention is to make new bioplastics from extracts of plant residues for use in so-called fused filament fabrication or FFF, reports the EU. FFF is a versatile and widespread 3D printing technology. Read more