Prof Tom Curran, AgroCycle project co-ordinator and assistant professor in Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin with an ‘edible straw’ and drinking cup made from potato pulp. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Household food waste is under the spotlight recently, with current estimates that we waste up to one third of the food we buy (costing about €700 per (...)

Agrocycle has invented a range of innovative products made from food waste to help reduce single-use plastic. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Edible drinking straws and cups made from potato pulp could replace single-use plastic items, according to researchers making new products from agricu(...)