“Appeeling“ idea: Potato packaging from potato waste

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In Italy, designers Simone Caronni, Paolo Stefano Gentile, and Pietro Gaeli have invented an ecofriendly packaging for potatoes—made from the starch and fiber components of potato skins.

The three say they came up with the idea after seeing how much waste was involved in potato processing.

Dubbed Peel Saver, the inventors tell Global Potato News the packaging is fully biodegradable and can even be used for fertilizer or animal food. The inventors are currently looking for funding.