Scientists recycle egg shells into plastics to make food packs
Food industry experts and scientists are hatching a plan this Easter to turn egg shells into plastics that could be used to manufacture food packaging
They also hope to extract material from egg shells that may prove valuable in the pharmaceutical industry.
As Easter approaches, The Food and Drink iNet is revealing that it is funding a research project at the University of Leicester which is looking at eggs and egg shells in a new light.
The project aims to find useful ways of recycling egg shells which are currently regarded as waste by food producers and which they have to pay to dispose of in landfill.