30 Aug '11, 2pm

Cheese Waste Turned into Plastic

The whey collected from cheese-making is filtered and spray-dried to extract the pure whey protein. This is then used in several thin layers to create plastic film for food packaging, which is both air-tight and water-resistant. With the help of enzymes, the product dissolves easily in water, according to the European Commission.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/08/30/cheese-wast...

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