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CAMBRIDGE - Researchers from the University of Cambridge (UoC) say they have created a plant-based polymer film which has the potential to be used as a sustainable alternative to single use plastic.  

The material, which is claimed to be just as strong as many common plastics in use today and was created by mimicking the properties of spider silk, is to be commercialised by Xampla, a UoC spin out that will oversee the patented technology after it received £2 million in seed funding. 

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