How olive stones could help replace plastic

As the world begins to confront the sheer scale of toxic plastic waste, a replacement could come from an unlikely – and tasty – source.

The world has only latterly woken up to a crisis that comes from an innocuous culprit – the plastic that we use and throw away every day.

Millions of tonnes of waste plastic finds its way into waterways and oceans every year, getting mixed up in the food chain, trapping pollutants, and choking animal life.

But three Turkish researchers believe they may have created a product which could help take the place of disposable plastic. And it comes from a sustainable, renewable source – olives.

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