A new plastic could help to prevent and superbugs causing disease and illness. Scientists have developed a new of transparent, plastic wonder-. They say it will drastically cut incidences of microbe transfer in hospitals, restaurants, kitchens, bathrooms and other where bugs lie in wait. The plastic was created by from McMaster University in Canada. They say their can repel all forms of bacteria, including superbugs like MRSA. The material is like a transparent wrap used to cover food. It can be shrink-wrapped to protect places that attract bacteria, like worktops, door , taps, hospital equipment and food .
The researchers said the inspiration for their new material came from the plant. They attempted to replicate the in which the leaves of this plant repelled . Drops of water either sit on the of the leaves or bounce off. Researcher Leyla Soleymani wanted to apply that process to the new plastic. She said: "We're tuning that plastic. This material gives us something that can be applied to all of things." Another researcher, Tohid Didar, said: "We can see this being used in all kinds of institutional and settings. As the world confronts the of anti-microbial resistance, we hope it will become an important of the anti-bacterial toolbox."