05 Dec '17, 7pm

From Pond Scum to Food Bowl, Dutch Designers 3D-Print Algae Into Everyday Products

From Pond Scum to Food Bowl, Dutch Designers 3D-Print Algae Into Everyday Products You might not think of pond scum as something that's good for the environment, but Dutch designers have developed a bioplastic made from algae that they hope could replace petroleum-based plastics . According to Dezeen , Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros have been cultivating live algae and processing it into material that can be used for 3D printing . This algae polymer can be churned into everyday items, from shampoo bottles to bowls to trash bins.  Their innovation can currently be seen at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam as part of its Change the System exhibition. Instagram post by Sander Woertman • Nov 7, 2017 at 1:06pm UTC Klarenbeek and Dros have also 3D-printed from other types of biopolymers, such as mycelium, potato starch and cocoa bean shells. One day, the duo hope to ...

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