Seaweed Bioplastics Wins vs. Plastics
Evoware, an Indonesia-based company, makes edible bioplastics from seaweed for use as food wrappings and packets. Their nature based innovation in bioplastics landed them as a top winner in the World Economic Forum's Global Design Challenge to rid the world of plastic throwaways that are jeopardizing our oceans and environment. Here's a look at what a common natural substance like seaweed can do to make an environmental difference.
Bioplastics that Are Edible, Biodegradable & a Lot More
This is an edible alternative to commonly used multi-layered plastic wrappings. It's directly manufactured from plant material making it edible and nutritious. According to the New Plastics Economy, an initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, you can eat your burger with this wrapping or dissolve your coffee packet in hot water and drink it. The seaweed delivers a lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals. It also can be customized to taste.
Making an Ocean of Difference
Bioplastics like this made from seaweed are eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable in warm water, have a 2 year shelf-life and also work as a natural fertilizer. It's sustainable and also so interesting that seaweed would serve yet another need to save our oceans .