Mareike Frensemeier uses bacteria to grow protective packing material.

Treehugger points us to an interesting project from the Cargo Packs 2020 competition that uses bacterium to create on-demand organic packaging.

Designer Mareike Frensemeier won third place for the concept which uses the acetobacter xylinum bacteria to self assemble a protective shell similar to paper around an object

Objects are covered in a special culture which then eats a type of sugar, metabolizing the glucose into a “fibrous nano-scaled cellulose network.”

[via Treehugger]

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