MarinaTex Bioplastic

A new substitute for plastic made of organic fish waste wins Dyson award

Product design student Lucy Hughes has invented a breakthrough bioplastic created from fish skin and scales and red algae which could have a huge impact on limiting the amount of non-biodegradable plastic waste created in the world. The biodegradable and compostable material called MarinaTex, is stronger than a standard plastic bag and intended for the myriad of products that have a very short life cycle and do not require durable materials like plastic. The material will undergo further testing as Hughes explores ways to scale up production and market it within the next year.

MarinaTex Bioplastic

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