While we all claim plastic is fine since it is recyclable, most people don’t even bother to recycle! Did you know that it takes plastic approximately 450 years to decompose? Alternative ways to resolve the plastic problem are constantly being discovered, and still, we aren’t using any of them. Why?
Last year, a product design student, Ari Jonsson, demonstrated a new biodegradable bottle design at some festival that should’ve been a game changer. This water bottle was made from red algae powder. Jonsson came up with this idea after he read about the tons of plastic waste humans were producing.
For this, he started to study the strengths and weaknesses of various substances and decided that making plastic from algae was the solution. You see, that’s something that can be formed into a bottle by simply adding water, heat and putting it inside a mold that will be frozen. Once the bottle is emptied, it will lose its shape and starts to decompose; really, you couldn’t ask for much better.
Jonsson claims you could even eat the bottle once you were done if you wanted to. His brilliant design makes ‘bottles’ waste free and of course practical. Perhaps in time, this sort of thing will be used around the globe. For more information, you can check out the video below. Don’t forget to share and comment below!
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