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What is it?

BrownBin project proposes to develop a household waste bin containing a low-cost biodegradable superabsorbent polymer able to desiccate the wasted organic matter. This allows to prevent further degradation of food waste, reducing the volume and weight of the waste and decreasing the periodicity that the citizens require for its emptiness.

  • Coordinator institution: University of Aveiro
  • Principal investigator: Manuel A. Coimbra
  • Research area: Circular economy