Growing Organic Packaging
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.”