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Structured decomposition


Paper made from banana plants protect potatoes from pathogens.

An important development for a Swedish design studio, which has produced a curved juice bottle made from a potato starch-based material.

It dissolves in water after use and can also be eaten or composted. Thanks to a double-sided, biodegradable coating, the bottle can withstand liquid contents.

Once empty, the material can be peeled into a spiral formation like fruit. This breaks up the structure and starts decomposition in water.

Bonus: the bottle can be produced using existing manufacturing equipment. The studio is currently working on a labelling method in keeping with the bottle’s concept.

Algae-based ink might do the job there. The plant is already being used in alternative coffee capsules.

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