Could This Material Derived From Seaweed Replace Plastic?

Could This Material Derived From Seaweed Replace Plastic?

The packaging solution we need might be hiding in plain sight

Rachel Pincus
  • 19 april 2016

Most of us are aware that our plastic use has a huge impact on the environment, but other than trying to choose lesser-evil products with less packaging at the supermarket, there is little we can do except feel guilty. A group of designers from Japan called AMAM (Kosuke Araki, Noriaki Maetani and Akira Muraoka), however, envision a future where the use of plastic packaging can co-exist with healthy oceans and less trash in landfills, and have developed Agar Plastic, a product derived from seaweed agar that can replace plastic film and foam packaging.

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