28 Jul '11, 3pm

Designer creates plastic from fish scales! This could be great way to upcycle waste from fishing industry.

Designer creates plastic from fish scales! This could be great way to upcycle waste from fishing industry.

de Laurens states, "The fishing industry generates several circumstances where many tons of fish scales are leftover. Using this waste as resources for the production of his fish-scale-plastic, I tried to highlight the potentiality of these industrial flaw. In order to test the material I have designed 3 pairs of goggles and glasses inspired by swimming goggles and a table with an inlay of a fish. I have also extended the range of colours in the tumbler previously designed. I am currently looking for funding to push the development of this material further."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/designer-creates-...

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