Want to eat more sustainably? Try flat-pack pasta

August 17, 2021
2 side by side images of pasta: a flat noodle before boiling and the same noodle in a spiral shape after boiling

Flat packed noodles that form iconic pasta shapes when cooked could lead to more sustainable packaging, transportation, and storage.

  • Flat-packed noodles that form iconic pasta shapes when cooked could lead to more sustainable packaging, transportation, and storage, according to research.
  • “We were inspired by flat-packed furniture and how it saved space, made storage easier, and reduced the carbon footprint associated with transportation.”
  • Cutting packaging and food waste will be a vital part of a more sustainable future.

This programmable pasta work is being developed by Assistant Professor Lining Yao, the Morphing Matter Lab and team of researchers.

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