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Bio Material Explorations


Collaborators: Suraj P Suresh & Paul Smith




Project Overview:

I focused on giving life back to pre-existing materials, with a clear focus on sustainability, up-cycling and zero-waste techniques. I wanted to explore consumer perceptions of waste, in the hope to identify, communicate and understand why we as a society, enabled ourselves to dissociate from the overarching issue of 'waste' on our environment.



Bio Material = Recyclable?

Misconceptions


There is a misconception that all bioplastics are biodegradable but that is wrong.

But then how are they eco friendly?

The key difference between bioplastic and traditional plastics packaging is that the conventional plastics are made from fossil-based products and once they are used, they aren’t renewable.

Bioplastics are made from renewable resources and can be grown or regrown within a short period of time. That’s what makes bioplastics eco friendly.

But there are a variety of bioplastics that can biodegrade too.


Material coordinate system of bioplastics
(source: Prof. Dr. Ing. H.J. Endres, IfBB University of Applied Sciences & Arts)



Material Making

Different types of Mixes








Feel free to get in touch with me for any of the material mixtures and recipies! 😀️