Buying products individually turned out to be less environmentally friendly than in ready-made kits.

The researchers performed what is called a comparative life cycle assessment, calculating total emissions

greenhouse gases in the average meal prepared from a meal kit compared to the same meal prepared at home from individual ingredients.

As a result, scientists came to the conclusion that a single product bought in a store produces 33% more greenhouse gas emissions than an equivalent set of food.

Scientists have discovered that plastic crystalsneopentyl glycol under pressure provide a cooling effect - so much so that they are competitive with traditional coolants. Additionally, the material is inexpensive, widely available, and works at room temperature.