South East Wales

Turning sewage into phone packaging focus for scientists

Smartphones on a table

Turning sewage and food waste into biodegradable packaging is the focus of a new study for University of South Wales scientists.

The £2.5m three-year project is looking at creating alternatives to petroleum-based plastics used for things such as phones, tablets and computers.

There are 21 institutions in eight European countries trying to find more environmentally-friendly packaging.

Welsh Water, and Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf councils are also involved.

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