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A magic sticker that keeps fruit fresh for up to 14 days

The mango on the left has used a StixFresh sticker; the one on the right hasn't. [Photo/VCG]

Food waste is one the greatest challenges of our time, and fruit and vegetables are particularly problematic, with an estimated 52 percent of harvests going bad before reaching consumers.

But one Malaysian company, StixFresh, claims to have come up with a simple and effective solution to this problem – a tiny sticker that keeps fruits from spoiling for up to two weeks.

StixFresh at first just aimed to extend the shelf life of mangoes. Later on the company realized that it also works on other types of fruits of the same size. [Photo/VCG]

StixFresh stickers contain a special, all-natural formula that slows down the ripening process, keeping the fruit fresh and juicy for longer.

They are made with 100 percent organic materials and contain a mixture of ionized sodium chloride and beeswax, which helps slow down the bacterial activity in fruit, thus delaying the ripening process.

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