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AIT Researchers Designing Environmentally Sustainable Plastic

They're part of pan European-Chinese project.

Researchers at Athlone Institute of Technology are at the front of a major project aimed at tackling plastic pollution. 

The Horizon Research 2020 initiative is a pan European-Chinese effort, which will attempt to develop an alternative to the traditional petroleum based material. 

It's estimated that over 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced since the 1950s - most of which ends up in landfill. 

Dr. Margaret Brennan Fornet says the project is designed to be environmentally sustainable:

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