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Minnesota Moment: University Researchers Awarded for Efforts to Make Environmentally-Friendly Plastic Bags

March 28, 2017 10:36 PM

University of Minnesota researchers were recognized Tuesday for efforts to make plastic bags more environmentally-friendly.

The team, aiming to make bags out of biodegradable material, was honored at the university's Inventor Recognition event Tuesday evening.

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"We're always asked about how are we benefitting society and how are we translating those findings into real societal benefit," said Marc Hillmyer, a university chemistry professor. "And I think it's important to recognize those who actually are effective at doing that and to teach people and tell people our stories." 

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