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Accidental design solves food wastage!

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The Mimica Touch idea is a temperature-sensitive label that alters texture in response to food spoilage.

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A label or bottle cap made with Mimica Touch has a coating of a plant-based gel on top of hard plastic bumps.

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When the product inside is spoilt, the gel is set to breakdown at the same rate as the stuff inside, turning to liquid.

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This is the point at which users can feel the plastic bumps underneath if the food is spoilt.

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Ironically, the goal of Solveiga Paktait was never to address the issue of global food waste.

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She had the concept for a tactile food deterioration indication while working on a design project for people with visual impairments.

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Pakštaitė’s tactile label is more precise than the expiration dates on the usual products.

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Testing has revealed that the technique can extend a product's life by anywhere between two and seven days.

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