Agrindus' Bottles Have Bacteria-Killing Silver Nanoparticles

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 11, 2015
References: fapesp.br & gizmag
Brazilian company Agrindus is developing silver-laced plastic milk bottles that are embedded with silver nanoparticles that kill bacteria.

While there are certainly reasonable concerns over the effects of silver nanoparticles on people's health -- and indeed on the environment -- Agrindus claims that the particles in its bottles remain attached to the plastic and do not detach and get mixed up in the milk or other beverage stored in the bottle.

The most interesting outcome of using these silver-laced plastic bottles is that the milk contained within them stays good for longer periods of time. For example, Grade A pasteurized fresh whole milk packaged in these bottles can last for as many as 15 days rather than just seven days.