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Startup Aims To Curb Plastic Waste With New Cucumber Coatings

  • Fortune, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:05 PM
Apeel Sciences is launching its “plastic-free’” English cucumbers at more than 100 Walmarts this month. “The cucumbers will be coated in an edible substance that Apeel has made from materials found in plants (think banana leaves), creating an invisible barrier that can’t be seen, felt, or tasted,” according to Fortune. “This layer extends shelf life by keeping moisture inside the cucumber and keeping oxygen out—two factors that lead to spoilage.”

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