Desintegra.me

Desintegra.me is a project working on the development of a new material that is extracted from algae and degrades in a period of 2 to 4 months.

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Aquafaba foam

Designer Paula Nerlich developed a kind of bioplastic based on aquafaba from chickpeas. Aquafaba is the liquid in which chickpeas are cooked and thus a by-product of their preparation. The team has discovered a way to use it for both flexible and rigid packaging. Aquafaba made from chickpeas is further mixed with other ingredients and boiled, after which it is shaped into the desired form. It is currently being tested and appears to have potential for industrial production.

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Shell Homage

Shell Homage is a biodegradable composite material made from egg and nut shells without toxic chemicals. It is applicable for product design, interior design, consumer goods, fashion industry and jewelry design.

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Shellworks

Shellworks makes compostable materials by extracting a biopolymer (chitin) from shellfish waste. The products are compostable and can break down in marine, soil and domestic environments, and when broken down the material also acts as a natural fertilizer for plants.

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Ponto Biodesign

Ponto Biodesign has developed a natural and compostable material from bacterial cellulose, as an alternative for plastic trays and PVC films currently used for fruits and vegetable packaging. The cellulose is grown from food waste, that is used as nutrients to feed the bacteria.

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Closca

The company Closca has developed a water bottle with an app that locates water fountains around the world and allows users to participate in challenges and receive rewards for each refill. With over 56,000 refill stations worldwide, Closca encourages the use of reusable bottles.

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CupClub

CubClub is a subscription service that allows customers to return their cups to any participating store, regardless of the company in which they made the purchase. CupClub tracks cups, lids and cases using RFID and QR technology, collects and clean everything for reuse.

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Butterflycup

A plastic-free paper cup for hot and cold drinks that can be disposed of and recycled in the ordinary paper bin. ButterflyCup has a built-in drinking spout, which eliminates the need for plastic lids and straws. The cup is made water-resistant by a plastic-free and water-based dispersion barrier, so it does not contain any laminated plastic or PLA waterproof coating.

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TOMbag

Reusable garbage bags designed to replace single-use garbage bin liners at home and in the office. They are made from rPET, washable and waterproof.

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Footprint

Footprint makes plant-based fiber solutions as a sustainable alternative to plastic and polystyrene foam in the food industry. It developed different process technologies and manufacturing platforms designed to eliminate single-use plastics, for example from cups and lids, supermarket trays and frozen food containers.

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