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The plastic used to create these vessels is 100 percent biodegradable

As part of a project dubbed Protein, a Royal College of Art graduate has designed a collection of completely biodegradable plastic vessels made from cow’s milk.

Tessa Silva-Dawson’s plastic is a form of Casein plastic, made from organic substances like milk or vegetable products like wheat. Her project makes use of a “commonly wasted and widely available raw material,” she told Design Indaba, because the skimmed milk she uses is typically wasted thanks to the separation process used to make butter and cream.

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