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A team of University of Minnesota researchers were recognized at the U's Inventor Recognition event for efforts to make an evironmentally-friendly plastic bag.

"'We're always asked about how are we benefitting society and how are we translating those findings into real societal benefit,' said Marc Hillmyer, a University chemistry professor. 'And I think it's important to recognize those who actually are effective at doing that and to teach people and tell people our stories.'"

This quote is from a story published by KSTP 5 Eyewitness News that is no longer available.