Scientists at Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo developed a new method to reduce food waste by recycling discarded fruit and vegetable scraps into robust construction materials.

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A team of scientists at the University of Tokyo have found a way to turn food scraps into materials strong enough to be used for construction projects.

With shocking levels of global food waste, amounting to hundreds of billions of pounds per year, a large proportion of  such waste  comprises edible scraps, like fruit and vegetable peels.

Using a heat pressing concept, the team mixed food powder with water and seasonings to then press it into molds at high temperatures. 

Such innovation will be vital in helping global efforts to recycle food waste.

Source Fresh Plaza

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