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Marleny Aranda Saldaña (middle) with graduate students Yujia Zhao (left) and Carla Sofia Valdivieso Ramirez. Saldaña and her research team developed a (potato-) starch-based plastic film that has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

Researchers turn potato processing waste into eco-friendly plastic films

October 28, 2015
Researchers of the University of Alberta offer a green alternative to petroleum-based plastics used in food packaging by turning potato byproducts into eco-friendly plastic films

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