31 Aug '15, 9pm

Dutch designers turn food waste into (fruit) leather

Dutch designers turn food waste into (fruit) leather

This fruit leather isn't meant to be packed in lunch bags. It's meant to be the lunch bag. Food waste is a very serious issue, and while some of that waste can be reduced before it gets to the point of being tossed, there's still bound to be a certain amount of spoiled fruit and vegetables that will have to be disposed of after the fact. Composting the food waste into a valuable soil amendment is one way to deal with it, and feeding livestock with it is another, but one group of designers from the Netherlands has yet another idea - turn it into leather. The Fruit Leather Rotterdam project, which is the brainchild of a collective of designers studying at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, found that about 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) of unsellable fruits and vegetables are thrown away on an average day at the city's largest outdoor market, which vendors must pay to dispose...

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